Aston Villa have been hit with a serious injury blow as summer signing Jordan Amavi has now been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign, Skysports reports.
The 21-year-old damaged his cruciate knee ligament when playing for the France Under-21 squad against Northern Ireland as part of their Euro Under-21 qualifier.
He was then taken for scans as Villa later confirmed that the left-back is expected to miss the entire 2015-2016 campaign due to the injury.
“Aston Villa can confirm defender Jordan Amavi has been ruled out for the rest of the 2015-16 Premier League season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.”
Things aren’t looking too good for newly appointed manager Remi Garde who is now without his first choice defender as his team sit bottom of the Premier League.
The Villans have already loss nine out of their previous 12 Premier League matches as they are five points behind Newcastle United in the safe zone.
Amavi joined from Ligue 1 outfits Nice during the summer for an estimated fee of £9million, registering 10 appearances while managing to provide two assists so far.