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By Amir Mir

Aston Villa star man Jonathan Kodjia has suffered a hamstring injury during the 1-1 draw against Burton Albion, according to a reliable journalist.

Birmingham Mail reporter Gregg Evans revealed that the club’s key player was “holding his left leg” as he limped off during the first half of the Championship clash on Saturday afternoon.

Prior to going off the pitch, Kodjia had opened the scoring in the third minute for Steve Bruce’s side, who are aiming for an unlikely top six finish.

“Looks like Kodjia has pulled a hamstring and is on his way off,” Evans said during the live match at the Pirelli Stadium.

January signing Scott Hogan, who recently returned from his ankle knock, replaced the Ivory Coast international.

Kodjia has been in impressive form for the Midlands outfit this season, scoring an impressive 19 goals for Bruce’s side.

Furthermore, he had found the back of the net on eight occasions during his past eight matches as supporters will be hoping his injury is not too serious.

Villa have a number of big matches coming up in the next few weeks, including a home clash against bitter rivals Birmingham City on April 23.

If Kodjia is sidelined for a number of games then Hogan will be the likely player to replace him in the starting XI.

After this match, Bruce will prepare for a tough Championship encounter against promotion hopefuls Reading next Saturday on home soil.

In other Aston Villa news, Tony Xia has revealed what has been the most difficult part of his job.

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