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Villa rocked by Okore injury

Aston Villa could be without the services of Jores Okore for the rest of the season after it was announced the defender has suffered a serious knee injury.

Last Updated: 16/09/13 at 18:13 Post Comment

Jores Okore: Aston Villa defender could be out for nine months with knee injury

Jores Okore: Aston Villa defender could be out for nine months with knee injury

Okore, a £4m summer signing from FC Nordsjaelland, has sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee.

The injury is expected to sideline the 21-year-old for up to nine months.

Paul Lambert feared the worst for the Denmark international after watching him limp off the field half an hour into Villa's 2-1 defeat by Newcastle on Saturday, following a collision with Loic Remy.

A club statement read: "Following clinical examination and the results of an MRI scan, the club can confirm that Jores Okore sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee in the game against Newcastle on Saturday.

"Jores will undergo surgery in due course and he could be sidelined for a period of up to nine months."

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