Aston Villa announced that midfielder Boubacar Kamara sustained a major knee ligament injury during their match against Manchester United.
The 24-year-old suffered an injury during Sunday’s game at Villa Park and was substituted in the 65th minute by Moussa Diaby. A statement from the club on Monday announced that Boubacar Kamara has sustained a serious knee ligament injury. The midfielder was hurt during the match against Manchester United and has since undergone a scan. Kamara’s condition will be assessed before consulting with a knee specialist.
There are concerns that he may have torn his anterior cruciate ligament. If confirmed by medical imaging, it could jeopardize the remainder of Kamara’s season and his chances of playing for France in the upcoming European Championship. Kamara has played a crucial role in Unai Emery’s team this year, appearing in 30 matches as a central midfielder across all competitions. He has also started in all 20 Premier League games that he was able to participate in. He has been capped five times for France.
Kamara is now the second member of Aston Villa’s team to experience a knee injury two weeks in a row, following defender Ezri Konsa who was substituted in their 5-0 victory against Sheffield United.
Leon Bailey, a 26-year-old Jamaican soccer player, has recently agreed to a new contract with his club. He will continue to play for Villa Park after joining them from Bayer Leverkusen in 2021.
Bailey has scored seven goals in 21 appearances this season to help Emery’s side mount an unexpected top-four challenge. In total, the former Genk winger has scored 16 goals in 87 appearances for Villa – and he provided the assist for Douglas Luiz in Sunday’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United.