Aston Villa defender Lucas Digne sustained a shoulder injury against Tottenham and it’s feared that he could be ruled out for the rest of the season.
The 28-year-old joined Villa in January and has since made 10 appearances for the club as he looks to provide us with an upgrade in the left-back position.
However, a hamstring injury followed by illness has limited him in recent weeks, and it appears as though the French international is set for another spell on the sidelines.
As reported by The Athletic, there are fears that Digne could be out for the rest of the season, with Steven Gerrard revealing that the Villa defender had his arm in a sling after the defeat to Tottenham following a late collision which left him with a collarbone injury.
“He’s in a sling. Looks like a collarbone issue,” Gerrard said.
“If it’s what we fear, it could be season over for him. The doctors are concerned.”
It will be a blow for Villa if we’re left without Digne for the remaining seven Premier League games this season, as he’ll be desperate to continue to impress and cement his place in Gerrard’s starting XI.
Based on the fears detailed above though, it doesn’t sound as though Digne will play any further part in this campaign unless additional tests provide a more positive outlook.
Instead, Ashley Young will likely be asked to deputise in his absence, as Villa try to string some positive results together to finish on a high and build some momentum heading into the summer.