Aston Villa forward Wesley has been ruled out for the rest of the 2019/20 campaign, having torn his anterior cruciate ligament during the 2-1 victory at Burnley on New Year's Day.
The 23-year-old is expected to miss nine months of action after a firm challenge from Ben Mee left him requiring treatment at Turf Moor. Scans on Thursday confirmed Villa's suspicions regarding the knee injury, with the Midlands side also set to be without goalkeeper Tom Heaton for a considerable period of time.
The England international was stretchered off against the Clarets as he saved a shot from Chris Wood, Heaton appearing to hyper-extend his knee in the process of denying the New Zealander.
The pair have missed only one Premier League match between them so far this term, with the Brazilian having started every game for Dean Smith's side following their return to the top flight in May.
He was purchased from Belgian outfit Club Brugge for a fee of £22m, but he has failed to impress for the Villans, with his goal against Burnley the striker's first in the league since early October.
Heaton was likewise a summer arrival, the goalkeeper switching from the Clarets as part of a deal worth approximately £8m.
The Premier League new boys had been expected to continue their spending spree during the January transfer window as they look to stave off relegation, with these two high-profile losses making it all the more likely they'll reopen the cheque book this month.
They are currently 17th in the table, just a single point above Bournemouth, the victory over Burnley seeing Smith's team club out of the drop-zone.
Source : 90min