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Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard ‘EXTREMELY worried’ about Diego Carlos’ ankle injury

‘He looks concerned’: Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard ‘EXTREMELY worried’ about Diego Carlos’ ankle injury picked up in 2-1 Everton win as £28million defender was forced off in second appearance

  • Diego Carlos has been sent for an MRI scan on his ankle following Villa’s victory
  • Aston Villa held on to claim a 2-1 victory over Frank Lampard’s Everton side 
  • The Brazilian could now be set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines
  • Steven Gerrard revealed he is ‘extremely worried about that situation’

Steven Gerrard fears Diego Carlos is set for a long spell on the sidelines after sustaining a worrying injury in just his second appearance for Aston Villa.

The Brazilian defender, a £26million summer capture from Sevilla, sustained damage to his ankle and Achilles late in the 2-1 win over Everton and was immediately sent to hospital for a scan. 

If Gerrard’s concerns are well-founded, it may force Villa back into the transfer market.

Aston Villa’s Diego Carlos could be set for a long spell on the sidelines after getting injured

‘I’m extremely worried about that situation,’ said Gerrard.  

‘We’re going to send him for an MRI scan but it doesn’t look good right now.

‘It’s around the ankle, Achilles area. You can see by the player and the man that he’s not the type to go off easily. 

Steven Gerrard said the Brazilian will be sent for an MRI scan on his ankle following the win

Steven Gerrard said the Brazilian will be sent for an MRI scan on his ankle following the win

‘He looks concerned with it and the medical staff seem concerned and that’s the reason why I’m worried about it.’

With fellow centre-back Kortney Hause also injured, Carlos’ absence would leave Gerrard with only three fit players in that position – Tyrone Mings, Ezri Konsa and Calum Chambers.

Villa held on despite a nervy finish in the midlands to claim their first Premier League win of the season after impressing against Frank Lampard’s struggling Everton side.

Gerrard’s men score either side of half-time to carve out a two goal advantage with impressive build-up play from Argentinian Emi Buendía particularly impressive.

Everton's new signing Amadou Onana impressed in his side's tight-fough loss at Villa Park

Everton’s new signing Amadou Onana impressed in his side’s tight-fough loss at Villa Park

Everton’s new record-signing Amadou Onana came in for high praise after coming off the bench to give the merseyside club a glimmer of hope.

The hosts held on to claim an important victory and send the Blues back to Liverpool with no points to show for their efforts.

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