Aston Villa midfielder Boubacar Kamara is liable to lacking the 2022 World Cup after struggling a knee harm earlier than the worldwide break.
Kamara, who joined Villa on a free switch from Marseille through the summer time, was known as up for Didier Deschamps’ newest France squad however needed to pull out after limping off the sector shortly earlier than half-time of final week’s 1-0 victory over Southampton.
“Aston Villa can affirm Boubacar Kamara suffered a knee ligament harm throughout final Friday’s victory over Southampton,” a Villa assertion learn.
“The midfielder sustained the injury through the first half of our encounter with Saints and was changed by Douglas Luiz shortly earlier than half-time.
“Because of the harm, Kamara was compelled to withdraw from the French nationwide squad for this spherical of UEFA Nations League fixtures and has begun a rehabilitation programme.”
Whereas no timeframe has been placed on Kamara’s restoration, sources have advised to 90min that the 22-year-old is unlikely to characteristic once more this calendar yr, placing his involvement within the World Cup in Qatar in actual hazard.
Kamara turns into the second summer time signing to succumb to a big harm, following centre-back Diego Carlos, who ruptured his Achilles tendon simply two video games into his Villa profession.