Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard has conceded that he is worried after Boubacar Kamara was forced off in our 1-0 win over Southampton on Friday night.
The 22-year-old appeared to injure himself when competing for a 50/50 tackle, as he received treatment initially before continuing as Villa found a breakthrough just before half-time through Jacob Ramsey.
However, after needing more attention as we celebrated that goal, Kamara’s night was over as he limped off the field and straight down the tunnel.
Naturally, there was concern over the severity of the problem if it had forced him to come out of the game, and Gerrard couldn’t allay those fears when speaking in his post-game interview as he conceded that he’s worried about a potential knee injury.
“I’m worried about it,” he said, as per BirminghamLive, “It seems like every time we get three points it comes with a cost. We’ll scan him in the next couple of days but, yeah, I’m worried about it.”
Time will tell now following further tests and scans how long Kamara might be ruled out for, but he’ll have the international break to focus on his recovery at least as he will now no longer travel to join up with the France squad.
Given how important he is in our midfield with his ability to sweep up danger and provide protection in front of the backline as well as showing his technical quality in possession, Gerrard and Villa will now be desperate for good news to rule out any long-term problem, particularly having already lost summer signing Diego Carlos to a serious setback last month.
Douglas Luiz will likely step in if needed, but Kamara’s natural ability to play the No.6 role and do it so well will mean that Villa will be desperate to have him available when we take on Leads Utd on October 2 in the first game back after the break.