Aston Villa now suffer 'devastating blow' over £150k-a-week star at Villa Park

Aston Villa head coach Steven Gerrard watches on

Aston Villa star Boubacar Kamara has been forced onto the sidelines with a ‘devastating’ injury and it has left the Villa Park faithful feeling ‘cursed’, according to journalist Dean Jones.

The Villans have gone into the international break sitting 15th in the Premier League table, but there are doubts as to whether head coach Steven Gerrard will be able to call upon Kamara when his side returns to domestic football against Leeds United on October 2.

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What’s the latest news involving Kamara?

Although Villa returned to winning ways by sealing a 1-0 victory over Southampton on Friday, the three points came at a cost as Kamara was substituted with an injury just before half-time.

Gerrard has revealed the defensive midfielder will undergo a scan in the coming days and he is ‘worried’ over how serious the setback could prove to be.

The injury has come as a huge personal blow to Kamara as he had been called up to France’s international squad for their clashes with Austria and Denmark after Adrien Rabiot was forced to withdraw.

Having joined following the expiry of his Marseille contract during the summer, the 22-year-old has become a key player at Villa, making eight appearances.

Kamara penned a five-year deal worth £150,000-per-week when he made the switch to the Premier League for the first time in his career.

What has Dean Jones said about Kamara?

Jones believes Kamara’s injury is a huge blow for Gerrard and will have left Villa supporters feeling they are out of luck.

The journalist feels the three-cap France international’s setback has come just as he was beginning to get to grips with the pace of the Premier League.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “It’s devastating and Villa fans must feel cursed that this is happening again.

“Kamara is such a big part of what they were planning this season and at a time when he would just have been settling properly in England, he’s now out.”

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Who will replace Kamara in the starting line-up if he is unavailable against Leeds?

Douglas Luiz entered the fray when Kamara was forced off against Southampton last week and it is likely that he would fill the void left by the summer signing if needed.

The Brazilian is a more than capable replacement and has scored two goals in seven appearances since the new season got underway last month, meaning he offers more of a threat in the final third.

Luiz was heavily linked with a move away from the Midlands during the final hours of the summer transfer window, but Villa rejected three deadline day bids from Arsenal, with the final proposal being worth £25million.

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