By Dr Rajpal Brar

7th May, 2023 | 5:23pm

Aston Villa ace Boubacar Kamara was out with potential Grade 1 ankle tear - Injury Expert

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Boubacar Kamara was missing in action for Aston Villa from a potential “Grade 1” high ankle concern which is known as a syndesmotic tear.

The injury expert believes that the medical staff did not rush him back into action as he came off the bench during the 1-0 defeat against Wolves on Saturday, 6 May.

His injury setback was expected to be six weeks and given the fact that he suffered an injury at the start of April, he was within his return schedule.

Speaking after he made his return to the first team, Brar, a doctor in physical therapy and a sports scientist, told Villa News, “Based on his mechanism of injury, he very likely had suffered a high ankle issue aka syndesmotic tear.

“Grade 1 injuries here can take up to six weeks to return from so was still within that timeframe and his return was well-timed.”

The French midfielder played just four minutes in the loss at Molineux as Unai Emery got the green signal from the medical staff to give him game time.

When fit, he’s been a regular for Villa, playing in 21 Premier League games this season, with only two of them being off the bench.

Villa acted quickly ahead of the summer transfer window to finalise a deal and sign him on a free transfer.

His deal at Marseille ran out in June 2022 and he chose not to stay in France as he fancied a move to Villa Park and signed on a five-year deal.

In other Aston Villa news, a Villa sensation could miss up to nine months of action and faces the threat of a potential tear as well.