HomePremier LeagueVilla's Carlos set for surgery after rupturing Achilles

Villa’s Carlos set for surgery after rupturing Achilles

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Aston Villa v Everton – Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain – August 13, 2022 Aston Villa’s Diego Carlos receives medical attention after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

(Reuters) – Aston Villa’s new signing Diego Carlos is facing an extended spell on the sidelines with a ruptured Achilles tendon that will require him to undergo surgery, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Villa signed the 29-year-old defender from LaLiga side Sevilla for a reported fee of 26 million pounds ($31.38 million) in the close season transfer window.

“The player sustained the injury during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Everton,” Villa said in a statement. “The player will require surgery and will then begin his rehabilitation programme.”

The club did not provide a timeline for the Brazilian’s return.

Villa, who are ninth in the Premier League table, travel to face Crystal Palace on Aug. 20.

($1 = 0.8286 pounds)

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)