Jores Okore has ruptured his ACL and is out for 9 months. This was Tweeted out by Matt Kendrick and it’s a major blow for Aston Villa and the young defender. This means he will miss out on this season of Premier League football. Okore obtained the injury when he chased a long-ball towards Remy.
Curtis Davies also obtained a similar injury during his time at Aston Villa and when he returned he had lost a bit of his pace. Still I wish Okore the best and I hope he’ll have a swift recovery. Okore will undergo an operation.
This definitely affects Aston Villa negatively, Villa again only have 3 centre-backs with Vlaar, Clark and Baker. However this season Clark and Baker have also endured injuries so defence may be another area of worry for Aston Villa this season. Will Lambert sign a new centre-back? Hopefully one on loan and very experienced, Lescott is looking more likely.