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Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke Ruled Out for Up to 6 Weeks With Hip Injury

christian benteke Aston Villas Christian Benteke Ruled Out for Up to 6 Weeks With Hip Injury

Bad news tonight for Aston Villa supporters and fantasy football fans everywhere. Villa striker Christian Benteke has been ruled out of action for 4-6 weeks after suffering an injury in the Premier League match against Norwich City on Saturday.

Villa manager Paul Lambert had this to say about the injury:

“It is not as bad as we feared it was going to be. Maybe four, five, six weeks or so.

“The medical people give you the best and worst case scenario. You are never quite sure until you hear from the professor.

“Thankfully it is not too serious. It has got a lot better and he is feeling a lot better and the international break certainly helps us.”

The injury rules Benteke out until early November.

In the meantime, Lambert can choose between other striking options including Czech striker Libor Kozak (who scored for Villa on Saturday after coming on for Benteke), Nicklas Helenius (who embarrassingly had his shorts pulled down against Spurs), Andreas Weimann, Gabby Agbonlahor and Jordan Bowery.


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