Okore faces nine-month lay-off

first_img Press Association The 21-year-old Denmark international was signed in the summer for a fee in the region of £4million and now faces a long road back. Okore limped from the pitch after half an hour of Villa’s 2-1 defeat by Newcastle on Saturday and was sent for an MRI scan. Manager Paul Lambert feared the worst for his new centre-back and that news was confirmed on Monday evening. A club statement read: “Following clinical examination and the results of an MRI scan, the club can confirm that Jores Okore sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee in the game against Newcastle on Saturday. “Jores will undergo surgery in due course and he could be sidelined for a period of up to nine months.” Okore’s injury occurred during an apparently innocuous collision with Newcastle striker Loic Remy. center_img Aston Villa defender Jores Okore is out for up to nine months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.last_img

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