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Monday media watch [16.09.13 PM]: Okore injury focus
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16th Sep 2013
Monday media watch [16.09.13 PM]: Okore injury focus


*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

BBC Sport: Aston Villa's summer signing Jores Okore could miss the rest of the season after discovering that he needs to undergo surgery on his right knee. Denmark defender Okore, making only his third start for his new club, was taken off half an hour into Saturday's 2-1 home defeat against Newcastle. And an MRI scan has revealed that the 20-year-old ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament. The club estimate that Okore will be out for up to nine months. That would rule him out for the rest of the campaign - only three months on from his arrival from Danish side Nordsjaelland on a four-year contract.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa could be without the services of Jores Okore for the rest of the season after it was announced the defender has suffered a serious knee injury. Okore, a £4m summer signing from FC Nordsjaelland, has sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament injury in his right knee. The injury is expected to sideline the 21-year-old for up to nine months. Paul Lambert feared the worst for the Denmark international after watching him limp off the field half an hour into Villa's 2-1 defeat by Newcastle on Saturday, following a collision with Loic Remy.

Goal.com: Aston Villa defender Jores Okore has been ruled out for up to nine months with a knee ligament injury. The Denmark international hobbled off after just 30 minutes of the 2-1 defeat against Newcastle United on Saturday following an innocuous challenge on Loic Remy. And, after undergoing tests to determine the extent of the problem on Monday, the centre-back has now been told that he has suffered cruciate ligament damage that requires surgery.

Clubcall: Aston Villa defender Jores Okore is out for up to nine months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The 21-year-old Denmark international was signed in the summer for a fee in the region of £4million and now faces a long road back. Okore limped from the pitch after half an hour of Villa's 2-1 defeat by Newcastle on Saturday and was sent for an MRI scan. Manager Paul Lambert feared the worst for his new centre-back and that news was confirmed on Monday evening.

FIFA.com: Aston Villa defender Jores Okore will be sidelined for up to nine months after suffering cruciate knee ligament damage. Okore limped off after half an hour of Villa's 2-1 defeat by Newcastle on Saturday following an innocuous collision with Newcastle striker Loic Remy. He was sent for an MRI scan, which revealed the Côte d'Ivoire-born star had ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The 21-year-old Denmark international was signed from Nordsjaelland for £4m in the close-season, but may not play again for the rest of the current campaign.

FourFourTwo: Aston Villa defender Jores Okore has been ruled out for up to nine months with a knee ligament injury. The Denmark international hobbled off after just 30 minutes of the 2-1 defeat against Newcastle United on Saturday following an innocuous challenge on Loic Remy. And, after undergoing tests to determine the extent of the problem on Monday, the centre-back has now been told that he has suffered cruciate ligament damage that will require surgery.

RTE: Aston Villa defender Jores Okore is out for up to nine months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The 21-year-old Denmark international was signed in the summer for a fee in the region of £4million and now faces a long road back. Okore limped from the pitch after half an hour of Villa's 2-1 defeat by Newcastle on Saturday and was sent for an MRI scan. Manager Paul Lambert feared the worst for his new centre-back and that news was confirmed on Monday evening.

Express & Star: Aston Villa were today dealt a huge blow with the news centre-half Jores Okore is out for up to nine months after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament. The 21-year-old limped out of Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Newcastle after half an hour, following an innocuous challenge with Loic Remy. Although the Danish international refused the use of a stretcher, rumours in the Danish media suggested the injury might be serious and a scan today confirmed his and Villa's worst fears. It's a major blow for Villa boss Paul Lambert.

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*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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