Soccer - Villa's Carlos set for surgery after rupturing Achilles

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Aston Villa v Everton - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - August 13, 2022 Aston Villa's Diego Carlos receives medical attention after sustaining an injury REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

(Reuters) - Aston Villa's new signing Diego Carlos is facing an extended spell on the sidelines with a ruptured Achilles tendon that will require him to undergo surgery, the Premier League club said on Monday.

Villa signed the 29-year-old defender from LaLiga side Sevilla for a reported fee of 26 million pounds ($31.38 million) in the close season transfer window.

"The player sustained the injury during Saturday's 2-1 victory over Everton," Villa said in a statement. "The player will require surgery and will then begin his rehabilitation programme."

The club did not provide a timeline for the Brazilian's return.

Villa, who are ninth in the Premier League table, travel to face Crystal Palace on Aug. 20.

($1 = 0.8286 pounds)

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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