Paul Lambert has confirmed that Christian Benteke will be out for 4-6 weeks due to hip injury sustained against Norwich.
“You are never quite sure until you hear from the professor [doctor], but thankfully it is not too serious,” said manager Paul Lambert.
“He is feeling a lot better.” – Paul Lambert
This means Benteke will miss games against Hull, Manchester City, Everton and Tottenham while also missing World Cup qualifiers for Belgium. Benteke has scored 5 goals in 6 games for Aston Villa and will be missed, no other player has scored more than 1 goal for Aston Villa so far this season.
Yesterday’s game taught us a little bit about our other forwards, Kozak, Helenius and Bowery. Out of the three, it’s too soon to call a clear candidate to ‘replace’ Benteke. But I think Helenius has great potential, same as Kozak, but he needs much more service whilst Helenius can create more on his own.
But I do wish Benteke a speedy recovery and I hope this injury won’t affect his future performance’s or hinder his career in the future.