Aston Villa's England midfielder Delph faces two months out

Aston Villa and England midfielder Fabian Delph needs shoulder surgery after a training injury and could be out of action until the end of December, British media reported on Friday.

Reuters| Updated: Oct 18, 2014, 08:38 AM IST
Aston Villa's England midfielder Delph faces two months out

London: Aston Villa and England midfielder Fabian Delph needs shoulder surgery after a training injury and could be out of action until the end of December, British media reported on Friday.

That would rule the player out of England`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia next month as well as a friendly against Scotland and up to 11 Premier League matches for Villa.

The BBC reported that the 24-year-old, who started two of England`s three qualifiers after making his full debut last month, would have surgery on his dislocated right shoulder next week.

He suffered the injury during a fall in training on Tuesday and had already been ruled out of Villa`s trip to Everton on Saturday.

"It was an awkward fall. No-one was near him. He fell on his shoulder. It is not always straightforward so we need to go and get it checked out," manager Paul Lambert told reporters.