By Ben Dinnery

17th May, 2022 | 5:01pm

Medical expert fears Ezri Konsa may have double 'ACL' and 'MCL' injury after Aston Villa update

It is possible that Aston Villa star Ezri Konsa may have suffered anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligament damage in the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace last Sunday (15 May).

That is the view of injury expert Ben Dinnery, who runs the Premier Injuries site and has a background in medicine and data analysis.

The game at Villa Park was halted for several minutes while Konsa, 24, received treatment following a challenge from Jean-Philippe Mateta shortly after half-time.

As quoted by the Express and Star later that day, manager Steven Gerrard admitted “we are concerned about Ezri.”

The centre-back will be sent for an MRI scan to assess the extent of his knee injury.

And Dinnery does not anticipate it will be good news, with ACL and MCL injuries both very much on the cards.

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“In terms of the mechanism of injury, the knee looks like it buckles inwards,” he told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“That would be indicative of MCL damage. However, when you do have a mechanism like that, you can’t rule out other possible issues in there as well. There could be ACL involvement.

“That is why imagining and scanning will confirm the extent of that. Reading between the lines, Gerrard did suggest that it was a serious one.

“We just have to hope that isn’t the case. But it doesn’t look good.”

Konsa will miss out as Villa could play kingmaker in their final match of the season against league leaders Man City on Sunday (22 May).

The defender netted twice in 31 appearances in 2021-22.

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