Aston Villa and England defender Tyrone Mings is going through a protracted spell on the sidelines as he’s set to bear an operation on a “significant knee injury”.
Mings was carried off on a stretcher in some misery within the first half of Villa’s season-opening 5-1 defeat at Newcastle after a seemingly innocuous tangle of legs with striker Alexander Isak.
Villa haven’t put a timescale on Mings’ restoration however anticipate a “lengthy rehabilitation”, along with his setback coming days after the membership misplaced Emiliano Buendia to a knee ligament harm for as much as eight months.
The membership stated in a press release on Monday: “Aston Villa can confirm that Tyrone Mings has sustained a significant knee injury.
“The England international was stretchered off from the field after damaging his knee during the first half of Villa’s match at Newcastle United on Saturday.
“The defender has undergone scans and will unfortunately require surgery ahead of a lengthy rehabilitation process.”
Newcastle posted on Twitter in response to Villa’s replace: “Wishing you a speedy recovery, @TyroneMings”.
Newcastle boss Eddie Howe signed Mings for Bournemouth in 2015 solely to lose the centre-back for 15 months when he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament on his Cherries debut.
Howe stated on the weekend: “I have to say he faced that period out with incredible courage and resilience, and what he’s done since that moment, to go on and play for his country and be outstanding in the Premier League, is testament to that resilience.
“We certainly wish him well and I send him all my love.”