Defender Diego Carlos of Aston Villa is examined by Tyrone Mings as he lies on the field after suffering an injury during the Premier League game between Villa and Everton at Villa Park.
According to rumours, Aston Villa is planning to pursue the acquisition of another central defender as concerns over the seriousness of Diego Carlos’ injury continue to mount.
The 29-year-old defender excelled during Steven Gerrard’s first preseason as the club’s manager before completing a £26 million signing from Spanish team Sevilla in June.
The Brazilian continued in same vein against Everton in the opening home game of the 2022–23 Premier League, recording two blocks, one clearing, winning all of his aerial duels, and recording one interception in 2:1 win.
The afternoon itself was marred by Carlos’ removal from the field in the 89th minute after falling to the ground holding his ankle, despite the fact that all three points were gained.
After the game, Gerrard commented on the seriousness of the injury, saying: “I’m incredibly thrilled with the win and the performance but, if we happen to lose someone who’s so vital to us, that might tarnish the win. Even though it doesn’t currently appear promising, we’re going to send him for an MRI scan.
“That worries me. The ankle and Achilles are affected. He’s not the kind to let things slide, as you can see from the player and the man. The reason for this is because both the medical personnel and him appear to be worried