Aston Villa midfielder Karim El Ahmadi escapes serious injury after Ramires tackle
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has confirmed Karim El Ahmadi has escaped serious injury after he was tackled by Ramires.
Last Updated: 17/03/14 5:07pm
Blues midfielder Ramires was sent off in injury-time at Villa Park for a two-footed lunge on El Ahmadi which Lambert described as a "leg-breaker" - adding that the midfielder was lucky to escape with just a sore shin.
Lambert told Villa's official website: "If Karim comes in from another angle, he breaks his leg. It was shocking. He has got a sore one but thankfully he's okay.
"He has a sore one on his shin. It certainly could have been worse."
Lambert also hopes that forward Gabby Agbonlahor's calf injury is not too serious.
The Scot added: "Gabby had a little problem with his calf at half-time. We had to watch it. An hour or so was enough because we still have masses of games to play.
"It was just a precaution. I think he will be okay."