By Villa News Speaking to Ty Bracey

6th Sep, 2023 | 9:10pm

Diego Carlos injury prediction emerges after what Unai Emery said at Aston Villa

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Diego Carlos’ injury during Aston Villa’s trip to Liverpool is not a cause for concern following his long-term stint on the sidelines, according to Ty Bracey.

Carlos had to make his way off the pitch on Sunday (3 September) in the 19th minute at Anfield in yet another injury setback for the Brazilian, but Unai Emery was quick to note that his fresh injury is not as severe as the Achilles tendon rupture that kept him out the Villa squad for 213 days. [Transfermarkt]

Villa have looked quite weak defensively when facing the Premier League’s top opposition and have shipped five goals to Newcastle and three to Liverpool in their opening four games, so Carlos’ absence will be a significant blow if he is sidelined beyond the international break.

The club have faced plenty of injury setbacks this season, with Tyrone Mings out for potentially the whole season along with midfielder Emi Buendia. Despite his worrying injury history, Ty Bracey has mooted concerns about Carlos’ fitness, claiming this latest knock has not “disheartened” him as he should be back much sooner than before.

Speaking exclusively to Villa News, Bracey said: “I think it’s just a little niggle to be fair. I don’t think it’s anything serious like his last injury.

“Emery said it was a small muscle injury, so nothing big luckily. It’s okay as long as we’re coming back from it. I’m not disheartened or concerned about it.”

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