Villans suffer Petrov injury blow

24 October 2010 04:45
Aston Villa boss Gerard Houllier has revealed skipper Stiliyan Petrov could be sidelined for at least two to three weeks with a knee injury.[LNB] The Bulgarian international suffered the setback during the first half of Saturday's 1-0 Premier League defeat by Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.[LNB]Midfielder Petrov, who was replaced by Steve Sidwell after 38 minutes, is to have a scan to verify the extent of the damage.[LNB]But, if Houllier's worst fears are realised, Petrov will definitely miss the midweek Carling Cup tie with Burnley and the derby clash with Birmingham at Villa Park next Sunday.[LNB]Houllier said: "He will have a scan. I think it could be a lateral ligament injury which may mean two or three weeks (out of action) if it is a grade one injury.[LNB]"If it's a grade two or three, maybe it could be longer."[LNB]Petrov may have been rested in any case for the Carling Cup match against Championship opposition.[LNB]But the experience and know-how of the former Celtic player will be missed in the Villa Park derby with Alex McLeish's side.[LNB]

Source: Team_Talk