In Sunday’s seven-goal thriller against Southampton, the Burkina Faso winger limped off with a groin injury.
Dean Smith, Aston Villa’s boss, has reported that Bertrand Traore will miss Sunday’s Premier League trip to Arsenal.
Since his arrival from Lyon, the 25-year-old ‘s first league start has not gone well as he managed 29 minutes of action against Southampton last Sunday before being forced off by injury.
After experiencing pain around his groin area, Traore went down just before the half-hour mark, and he was subsequently replaced by Mahmoud Trezeguet of Egypt.
In the encounter, Aston Villa suffered a 4-3 loss, which was their second successive Premier League defeat.
Smith revealed in advance of her trip to the Emirates Stadium that the former Chelsea winger would not be back in action until after the international break.
Smith told the club website, “Bertrand [Traore] came off and he’ll be struggling for Sunday, he won’t make it.”
“After the international break, he will definitely be back.”
This season, Traore has played in five league matches, and he also has two Carabao Cup appearances with a goal to his name.
The manager also provided updates on goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who is recovering from last season’s knee ligament tear, and forward Wesley.
He added that “Tom [Heaton] is in full training; he needs a few games.”
“He has a chance [to play against Burnley for the U23s], we’re waiting to see if it’s going to go ahead and if it does, I ‘m expecting him to play.”
He said to Wesley, “He is well-liked in the dressing room.”
“He’s had a horrible injury and he’s struggling hard to get back from it.”