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Christian Benteke

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STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Achilles    EST. RETURN:  10/4/2014
Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    Birthplace:  Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  183 lbs    

September 29, 2014    Christian Benteke News

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Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert said that Benteke could return from his Achilles injury as early as Saturday against Manchester City, according to the club's official website.

The striker has been out of action since April, but has been training for the past few weeks. There have been no setbacks in his return, and his fitness will be assessed before next weekend's game to see if he is ready to go.

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Christian Benteke: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

September 19, 2014

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Benteke (Achilles) hasn't suffered any setbacks during his first week of training but is still multiple weeks away from returning to the pitch, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Benteke has yet to play for Aston Villa this season as he suffered an Achilles injury in April that has left him rehabbing since then. Despite the extensive time away from the game, the striker will likely have an immediate fantasy impact as he'll be the featured weapon up front for the Villans' attack.

September 17, 2014

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Benteke returned to training Monday after suffering a torn Achilles back in April, Sky Sports reports.

Benteke is still likely a few weeks from returning, as he needs to build hit fitness back up, but his return to the starting XI will be a huge boost for a Villa side that is second in the table through four matches.

September 12, 2014

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Benteke (Achilles) "is not too far away from training," according to manager Paul Lambert, Aston Villa's Official Site reports.

Benteke's rehab process has been ahead of schedule and there's still hope for a return sometime in September. Although since he's yet to begin training, an Oct. 4 matchup against Manchester City seems to be the most likely return date at this point.

August 10, 2014

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Benteke's (Achilles) rehab process is ahead of schedule to the point where he may be able to rejoin Villa on the pitch in September, Mirror reports.

Benteke hadn't been rumored to make a comeback until sometime in November. The two-week international break early in the EPL season will allow Benteke to potentially only miss three games if he's fit enough for the Sept. 13 matchup with Liverpool. Being one of Villa's best players, he'll likely assume his spot up front on the starting XI when he ultimately returns.

July 25, 2014

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Benteke (Achilles) is currently able to do light training activities, but he's still expected to miss the beginning of the EPL season, the Birmingham Mail reports.

Benteke would normally be in the mix of goal scorers for Villa this upcoming season had he not injured his Achilles in April. While he's sidelined, fellow teammates Gabriel Agbonlahor, Andreas Weimann and Darren Bent will serve as the team's major threats to score.

June 2, 2014

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Benteke's (Achilles) timeline for a return is slated for sometime in October, Sky News reports.

Benteke suffered an Achilles injury in April which ended his season early. A World Cup appearance for Belgium is out of the question, and now it appears that his next EPL season will be shortened as well. Fellow Aston Villa teammates Gabriel Agbonlahor and Andreas Weimann now stand a good chance to see extended time on the field with Benteke and Libor Kozak (leg) not particularly close to returning.

April 3, 2014

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Benteke suffered an Achilles injury during training Thursday and he is expected to be out for at least six months, the club's official web site reports.

Benteke is expected to undergo surgery in the coming days, and the timeline means that he will not only miss the rest of the Premier League season, but also the World Cup, a huge blow to both Aston Villa and the Belgium national team, who many considered a dark horse to win the event.