Mings set for surgery on 'significant' knee injury

Aston Villa have confirmed defender Tyrone Mings sustained a "significant knee injury" during Saturday's defeat at Newcastle.

England international Mings was taken off on a stretcher during the first half of Villa's 5-1 loss at St James' Park and the club have confirmed he will now require surgery ahead of a "lengthy rehabilitation process".

The incident occurred around the 23rd-minute mark when Mings fell awkwardly in an attempt to reach the ball before Newcastle forward Alexander Isak. The 30-year-old's right leg was put in a protective boot and he received a standing ovation from both sets of supporters as he left the pitch.