By Dr Rajpal Brar

28th Mar, 2023 | 8:10am

Aston Villa midfielder Boubacar Kamara doubtful v Chelsea after serious ankle concern - Injury Expert

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Aston Villa midfielder Boubacar Kamara remains a doubt for the game against Chelsea on 1 April due to an ankle injury, claims Dr Rajpal Brar.

According to the injury expert, while the Frenchman is not completely ruled out, there is a chance of him missing it as the injury is quite serious.

The 23-year-old has been missing in action for Villa since 4 March and if the upper limit of his layoff is to be taken into consideration, six weeks would see him returning in mid April.

Due to the international break, no further updates have been issued by the club ahead of the game at Stamford Bridge.

When asked about this injury, Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, told Villa News exclusively, “Believe this was a high ankle sprain so it is relatively serious.

“The typical timeline is 4-6 weeks for elite footballers which aligns with what the club have said.”

Kamara has been a regular fixture in the matchday squad this season, starting more often than not both under Steven Gerrard as well as Unai Emery.

He’s been named in the playing XI on 18 occasions in the Premier League after he moved to Villa Park on a free transfer in the summer.

The French midfielder is yet to open his goal scoring tally in the English top flight, having provided just a solitary assist.

In other Aston Villa news, a first-team player is expected to return after the international break with a protective brace after what happened in 2023.