Aston Villa dealt a major blow as new player Diego Carlos suffers an ankle injury and faces the rest of the year

ASTON VILLA has been dealt a major blow after reports indicated that new boy Diego Carlos is ready to be sidelined for an extended period.

The £26m Singer was forced from Sevilla in stoppage time in their 2-1 win over Everton with an ankle injury on Saturday.

Diego Carlos consoles teammate Tyrone Mings after his injury


Diego Carlos consoles teammate Tyrone Mings after his injurycredit: Getty

According to womanThe Brazilian defender was seen leaving Villa Park on crutches and wearing protective boots.

Sources said he fears Carlos has ruptured his Achilles tendon and faces the rest of the year.

If confirmed, he is unlikely to play again that term and will require surgery and several months of rehabilitation, before a possible return to first-team action before the end of the season.

The report continues that this has forced the Aston Villa scouting network to find an alternative.

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They are said to be making a list of goals before the September 1 transfer deadline expires.

Carlos’ injury put a damper on Steven Gerrard’s side to rack up all three points against the Toffees to earn his first three points of the season.

After the match, Gerrard said: “I’m very happy with the win and the performance, but if we lose someone very important to us, it could tarnish the win.

“We’ll send him for an MRI but he doesn’t look good now.

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“I’m worried about that. It’s around the ankle, the Achilles area. You can see from player and guy that he’s not the type to blow off easily.

“He appears to be interested and the medical staff seem concerned and that’s why I’m concerned about it.”

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