15.11.2015 13:06 h

Villa's Amavi out for the season

Aston Villa's French defender Jordan Amavi will miss the rest of the season with a cruciate knee ligament injury, the Premier League club announced on Sunday.

The 21-year-old suffered the injury during France's under-21 win over Northern Ireland on Thursday.

A club statement read: "Aston Villa can confirm defender Jordan Amavi has been ruled out for the rest of the 2015-16 Premier League season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

"Everyone at the club wishes Jordan a speedy recovery and we look forward to seeing him back on a football pitch as soon as possible."