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Jores Okore

21-Year-Old Defender     Aston Villa  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  8/16/2014
Birthdate:  August 11, 1992    
Nationality:  Denmark    Height:  6' 0"    Weight:  176 lbs    

July 28, 2014    Jores Okore News

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Okore hurt his knee during training and will miss Villa's final friendly against Chesterfield on Wednesday before the start of the EPL season, Express & Star reports.

Okore is no stranger to knee injuries as he tore his ACL last September. Fortunately for him, this injury is unrelated to that torn ACL and manager Paul Lambert expects the 21-year-old to be ready for Villa's opening game against Stoke City on Aug. 16.

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Jores Okore: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

July 25, 2014

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Okore (knee) has been a full participant in both of Aston Villa's pre-season games, Aston Villa's Official Site reports.

Okore tore his ACL last September but it appears that he's completed his long road to recovery. This is good news for Villa as he'll likely play a crucial part in their starting back line this season.

June 1, 2014

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Okore (knee) was able to train with the team in the latter weeks of the season and now expects to be ready in August for the 2014-15 campaign, Sky Sports reports.

Okore tore his ACL last September and consequentially missed the majority of his inaugural season with Aston Villa. His Danish team didn't qualify for the World Cup so he'll be able to put his sole focus on the final stages of his rehab process before the EPL starts anew.

December 19, 2013

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Okore (knee) tweeted Tuesday that he may be back this season.

Okore suffered a torn ACL in September, which put his timetable for return sometime in June. However, he must be rehabbing ahead of schedule, if he now thinks he could return before season's end. That being said, he's a long-way from being relevant in most fantasy leagues.

September 16, 2013

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Okore is expected to miss at least the next nine months after tearing the ACL in his right knee, the Daily Mail reports.

Okore came off during Saturday's 2-1 loss to Newcastle and scans later revealed it to be a torn ACL. He joined Villa just this summer from FC Nordsjaelland in Denmark.

June 13, 2013

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Okore agreed to a four-year contract with Aston Villa after passing a physical exam Thursday.

The 20-year old defender moves from FC Nordsjaelland, which finished second in the top division of Danish football last season. Despite his young age, Okore was a consistent player last season and had five Champions League appearances.