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Christian Benteke

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STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Achilles    EST. RETURN:  October 2014
Birthdate:  January 1, 2000    
Nationality:  Belgium    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  183 lbs    

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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.

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

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.

March 2, 2014

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Benteke scored in the 25th and 27th minutes of Aston Villa's 4-1 win over Norwich City on Sunday.

Benteke's first goal was a marvelous bicycle kick after hauling in a long pass from Ron Vlaar. Then two minutes later, he headed home a corner for his first multi-goal performance since the Premier League's opening fixture this season against Arsenal on August 17. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Aston Villa's match against Manchester City next weekend has been postponed, which means they'll have to wait until March 15 against Chelsea to see Benteke again.

January 29, 2014

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Benteke scored from the spot in the 64th minute of Aston Villa's 4-3 win over West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday.

Villa and West Brom put on an unexpected scoring barrage Wednesday and it almost looked like Benteke was going to miss out on the party. However, after six goals were scored, Benteke netted the winner for Villa, finding the back of the net for the third match in a row. He'll look to extend his streak Saturday at Everton.

January 19, 2014

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Benteke scored in the 36th minute of Aston Villa's 2-2 draw with Liverpool on Saturday.

Benteke has now found the back of the net in back-to-back matches after going nearly three months without a goal. The Belgian striker is starting to get back into excellent form and could start a solid scoring run.

January 13, 2014

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Benteke found the back of the net in the 76th minute of Aston Villa's 1-2 loss to Arsenal on Monday.

Benteke's header was his first league goal since September 14 against Newcastle. The Belgian striker has battled injuries for the past few months, but a break over the holiday period is hopefully what ailed him, as he looks to increase his scoring load in an attempt to match last season's 19 goals in league play.

January 1, 2014

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Benteke took two shots, with one on goal, Wednesday against Sunderland.

Benteke made his return from a knee injury that has plagued him for most of the season, and kept him out of the holiday period games. Fantasy owners are desperate to see him break his scoreless streak, which has now reached 11 games.

January 1, 2014

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Benteke is in the starting XI for Aston Villa's match against Sunderland on Wednesday.

Benteke missed the entire holiday period due to a knee injury that's been bothering him since November, so hopefully the rest was enough to get him back on track. The Belgian striker hasn't scored a league goal since September 14.