Villa's Young out for a fortnight

21 October 2010 05:59
Aston Villa defender Luke Young is set to miss the next three matches with a torn hamstring which will keep him out for at least a fortnight.[LNB] Young missed last weekend's goalless draw with Chelsea after suffering the setback in training the previous day.[LNB]But scans have revealed the injury is worse than first feared and Villa boss Gerard Houllier is resigned to being without the former England full-back for at least a fortnight.[LNB]That means Young is likely to miss Saturday's clash at Sunderland, the Carling Cup meeting with Burnley on Wednesday and the home derby with Birmingham on October 31.[LNB]Houllier confirmed: "The doctor has told me Luke will need at least another two weeks (to recover) because it is a minor tear.[LNB]"It's a blow because it's worse than we initially thought."[LNB]Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor is still unavailable after undergoing minor groin surgery.[LNB]But fellow striker Emile Heskey, winger Marc Albrighton and defender Richard Dunne look like winning their battle to be fit.[LNB]Heskey and Albrighton were ruled out of the Chelsea clash through a back injury and sickness respectively.[LNB]Dunne had to be substituted after only 12 minutes with an ankle problem.[LNB]Houllier said: "Richard has trained normally. Marc returned to training on Monday. Emile is much better. He trained normally.[LNB]"As for Gabby, I hope at some stage next week he may be able to train. He won't be involved this weekend."

Source: Team_Talk