DE LAET IS ‘OUT FOR SEASON’
DEFENDER Ritchie De Laet is facing knee surgery, says Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo, after a collision during the midweek game against Brentford.
The 27-year-old Belgian, signed from Leicester City in the summer, was brought off as Villa went on to draw 1-1.
“Unfortunately, Ritchie’s is a serious injury. It’s looking that he will need surgery so he will be out for a while,” said Di Matteo.
The right-back tweeted that he expects to miss the entire season.
“Absolutely gutted but I’m sure the boys will get us up there,” he wrote.