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Thursday 08 December 2011

Midfielder Jenas out for six months

Villa player likely to miss rest of the season after surgery on achilles injury

Jenas was injured in Saturday's Barclays Premier League match against Man Utd

Aston Villa's on-loan midfielder Jermaine Jenas faces six months out of the game after surgery on his ruptured achilles tendon.

The 28-year-old, who is at Villa on a season-long loan from Tottenham, had the opearation on Wednesday.

Jenas, who suffered the injury during Saturday's 1-0 home defeat against Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League, has made just three first-team appearances since he moved to Villa.

"He has been a great professional to have at the club"
- Alex McLeish

"This is tragic for Jermaine and, of course, we are all deeply disappointed for him," said Villa manager Alex McLeish.

"To lose a player of his talent and experience is bad enough but never to have seen him play enough in the Villa shirt for our fans to appreciate the player he is, that's terrible bad luck.

"Obviously, we wish Jermaine as speedy a recovery as possible and a full recovery, too.

"He has been a great professional to have at the club since he arrived on loan in August."

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Key Points

  • Jenas facing six months on the sidelines
  • Ruptured achilles tendon in match against Man Utd
  • Midfielder at Villa on season-long loan from Spurs