Aston Villa manager Martin O’Neill has revealed that Norwegian striker John Carew will be out for up to six weeks after sustaining knee ligament damage.
Carew was forced off after 53 minutes of Villa’s win over Everton on Sunday.
O’Neill told Villa’s website: “We’re looking at four to six weeks out – it’s a blow because he is a key player.
“We play Tottenham and West Ham before an international fortnight so from that standpoint he could have missed more.
“You can do an awful lot of work as a centre-forward outside the penalty area, but you’re there to get goals and he’s off the mark now.
“Suddenly, all that good work he has done for us, that seemingly has gone unnoticed, he’ll start to think now that there is a bit of justice.