Mings suffers ‘significant’ season-derailing injury and needs surgery after leaving pitch in tears against Newcastle

ASTON VILLA have confirmed that Tyrone Mings has sustained a “significant knee injury”.

The England international defender suffered the damage after going for a 50-50 challenge with Newcastle star Alexander Isak on Saturday.

PAAston Villa’s Tyrone Mings is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines[/caption]

The 30-year-old appeared to fall awkwardly and then had his head in his hands as he exited the Premier League clash on a stretcher.

Now he looks set to miss a large chunk of the season after his club confirmed the severity of the damage.

A statement read: “Aston Villa can confirm that Tyrone Mings has sustained a significant knee injury.

“The defender has undergone scans and will unfortunately require surgery ahead of a lengthy rehabilitation process.”

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