Villa’s Diego Carlos out after rupturing Achilles tendon

August 15, 2022 GMT
Aston Villa's Emiliano Buendia, centre left, celebrates with teammate Diego Carlos after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Aston Villa's Emiliano Buendia, centre left, celebrates with teammate Diego Carlos after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Aston Villa's Emiliano Buendia, centre left, celebrates with teammate Diego Carlos after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Aston Villa's Emiliano Buendia, centre left, celebrates with teammate Diego Carlos after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Aston Villa's Emiliano Buendia, centre left, celebrates with teammate Diego Carlos after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa defender Diego Carlos is set for a long spell out after rupturing his Achilles tendon.

The Brazilian center back will require surgery, the Premier League club said Monday, and then will begin a rehab program.

Villa did not say how long it expects Carlos to be sidelined.

The 29-year-old Carlos joined Villa from Sevilla during the offseason and started the team’s first two games in the Premier League, a loss to Bournemouth and the 2-1 win over Everton on Saturday.

He sustained the injury in second-half stoppage time against Everton.

Carlos was part of the Brazil squad that won gold at the Tokyo Olympics last year.

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