Aston Villa have confirmed injuries to Lucas Digne and Boubacar Kamara with the duo now set to miss the World Cup.
It has been revealed that new signing Kamara will be ruled out for two months after suffering a knee injury against Southampton last Friday.
Now, in another blow to Steven Gerrard’s side, Digne is also set to miss the competition in Qatar in a few months with a stress fracture.
A statement from Villa said: “Aston Villa can confirm that Boubacar Kamara suffered a knee ligament injury in last Friday’s win over Southampton.
“The midfielder took the damage in the first half of our encounter with Saints and was replaced by Douglas Luiz shortly before half-time.
“Due to his injury, Kamara has been forced to withdraw from the French national team for this round of UEFA Nations League matches and has started a rehabilitation programme.”
Kamara is currently undergoing a recovery program in Dubai, with the player expected to return by the end of the year.
Digne, meanwhile, becomes Villa’s third injury, having previously lost new summer signing Diego Carlos to a broken Achilles in August.
Digne and Kamara had both started every league game this campaign, with the former also playing every minute possible.
Villa have struggled in the league this season and have won just two of their first seven matches.
Gerrard’s side are 15th in the table and have just four points from their last two games.
They face Leeds after the international break.
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