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Last Updated: Saturday, 1 March 2008, 19:52 GMT
Injury rules Davies out for Villa
Curtis Davies is treated at the Emirates
Davies sustained the injury just before half-time
Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a ruptured Achilles in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates.

The defender was stretchered off on 40 minutes and will undergo an operation on Saturday evening.

The 22-year-old was a surprise call-up in Fabio Capello's first England squad against Switzerland in February.

"Getting picked gave him a boost of confidence, it's really unfortunate," said Villa boss Martin O'Neill.

He added: "Curtis was devastated, he has done so well, it's really disappointing for us,"

Davies - currently on loan from midland rivals West Brom - made headlines in September when he compared his debut Villa performance in the League Cup defeat to Leicester with a pub player.



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