Premier League: Aston Villa's Tom Heaton, Wesley Moraes out for rest of season after suffering knee injuries against Burnley

  • Both players damaged knee ligaments in the 2-1 win at Burnley on Wednesday that left Villa a point clear of the relegation zone after 21 of 38 matches.

  • Heaton, an England goalkeeper, and Wesley, who recently was called up to the Brazil squad, were offseason signings and have been regulars in the team.

  • Villa, who are in its first season in the top division since 2016, is also without midfielder John McGinn for three months because of a broken ankle.

Birmingham: Aston Villa's chances of avoiding relegation from the Premier League were hit on Friday when the club ruled out goalkeeper Tom Heaton and striker Wesley for the rest of the season.

Both players damaged knee ligaments in the 2-1 win at Burnley on Wednesday that left Villa a point clear of the relegation zone after 21 of 38 matches.

Heaton, an England goalkeeper, and Wesley, who recently was called up to the Brazil squad, were offseason signings and have been regulars in the team.

Villa, who are in its first season in the top division since 2016, is also without midfielder John McGinn for three months because of a broken ankle.

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Updated Date: Jan 03, 2020 16:51:11 IST