Long lay-off for Okore

Jores Okore will be lucky to play again this season. Credit: PA

Aston Villa defender Jores Okore is out for up to nine months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The 21-year-old Denmark international was signed in the summer for a fee in the region of £4million and now faces a long road back.

Okore limped from the pitch after half an hour of Villa's 2-1 defeat by Newcastle on Saturday and was sent for an MRI scan.

Advertisement