Aston Villa have confirmed that midfielder Boubacar Kamara has suffered a “significant knee ligament injury”.
Kamara, 24, sustained the injury in the second half of Villa’s 2-1 defeat by Manchester United on Sunday and underwent a scan on Monday.
Villa say Kamara will have a further consultation with a knee specialist to determine the severity of the injury and the length of lay-off.
The France international has made 30 appearances for Villa this season.
He has scored one goal in the EFL Cup and registered one assist in the Premier League.
Villa are already without Argentina midfielder Emi Buendia and England centre-back Tyrone Mings because of long-term knee injuries, while defender Ezri Konsa is also currently sidelined with a shorter-term knee issue.
Meanwhile, Jamaica winger Leon Bailey has signed a new contract at Villa Park, extending the 26-year-old’s stay beyond June 2025 when his current deal was due to expire.
Bailey, who joined Villa in 2021 from Bayer Leverkusen, has scored 10 goals and registered nine assists in 33 games this season.