Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke out for the season

Benteke is expected to be ruled out for up to eight months Credit: PA Wire

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke has suffered a season-ending injury which has ruled him out for up to eight months - according to reports in Belgium.

It is thought the Belgian tore his Achilles' tendon in training.

He will undergo a scan this evening with the club expected to confirm the injury tomorrow morning.