Aston Villa star Jordan Amavi suffers serious-looking knee injury on international duty

Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi could be facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a horrific-looking knee injury on Thursday night.

Amavi, who joined Villa in the summer from Nice, landed awkwardly while playing for France Under-21s against Northern Ireland.

The 21-year-old was clearly in distress as he was led from the pitch by medical staff and he was taken to hospital for further examination.

Villa are anxiously waiting to discover whether Amavi suffered serious ligament damage.

Losing the full-back for any amount of time would be a blow to new Villa manager Remi Garde as he looks to guide the club out of the Premier League relegation zone.

Amavi is rated highly at Villa Park and made his 12th appearance of the season in last Saturday’s goalless draw with Manchester City.

See how he suffered the injury in the video below…