Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar out of up to two months with knee injury

Aston Villa centre-back Ron Vlaar has been ruled out of action for up to two months with a knee injury, reports BBC Sport.

The Netherlands international was brought off early in Aston Villa’s goalless draw against Crystal Palace, and will now likely miss all of January & February’s games. Vlaar, 29, had been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United ahead of a potential move this month, but his injury rules out any offers coming in now.

For Aston Villa, it will be a big blow as he formed a partnership with Ciaran Clark and Jores Okore that led to the Midlands outfit enjoyed a good defensive record when fit, but they will be forced to make do without him again this season.

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