Aston Villa fan favorite -- particularly of those supporters who are on Twitter -- Carlos Cuellar will be out for up to three months. The defender has undergone an operation to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, finally putting right that pesky injury that he suffered early in the season. According to Tim Abraham of the Express and Star, Cuellar could have had the operation earlier, but with both Richard Dunne and James Collins injured, King Carlos was needed as defensive cover.
This isn't uncommon in professional sports, but man, this particular instance has got me riled up. Remember how we brought in midfield coverage in January, because the club thought that area was fragile and prone to injury? Remember how poor the Dunne - Collins pairing looked this season? And yet the club sacrificed the health of Cuellar. No reinforcements. No surgery. And now he's out for three months.
And yet he still wants to remain a Villan.