Having become one of the key players under Unai Emery at Aston Villa, the news that Boubacar Kamara had ruptured the ligaments in his right knee was a blow for both the club and the midfielder.

For the former Marseille star, this would mean him missing the Euros, which he will have been hoping to take part in with France, while the Villans would have to make do without an important part of their plans in a season where everything was going so well.

RMC Sport have a bit of an update on the Aston Villa player, revealing the 24-year-old was operated in Lyon, and will definitely miss the rest of the campaign.

It is the first step in a ‘long process’, and the belief is he will be missing for the next eight months, suggesting a return in September at the earliest.

That all depends on how quickly the Aston Villa star’s body recovers, especially as Unai Emery had previously announced he could be out until October.

Kamara joined the Premier League side on a free transfer in July of 2022, after spending the previous 17 years of his life playing for Marseille, going through the ranks before fully integrating the first-team in 2017.