El Ahmadi injury relief

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has confirmed Karim El Ahmadi has escaped serious injury after he was tackled by Ramires in his side's 1-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday.

Last Updated: 17/03/14 at 17:07 Post Comment

Karim El Ahmadi: Aston Villa midfielder cleared of serious injury

Karim El Ahmadi: Aston Villa midfielder cleared of serious injury

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Blues midfielder Ramires was sent off in injury-time at Villa Park for a two-footed lunge on El Ahmadi which Lambert described as a "leg-breaker" - adding that the midfielder was lucky to escape with just a sore shin.

Lambert told Villa's official website: "If Karim comes in from another angle, he breaks his leg. It was shocking. He has got a sore one but thankfully he's okay.

"He has a sore one on his shin. It certainly could have been worse."

Lambert also hopes that forward Gabby Agbonlahor's calf injury is not too serious.

The Scot added: "Gabby had a little problem with his calf at half-time. We had to watch it. An hour or so was enough because we still have masses of games to play.

"It was just a precaution. I think he will be okay."

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