PHOTO: Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar suffers another potential injury blow

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Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar was forced off in the first-half of the Netherlands' friendly against Mexico on Wednesday night with an apparent calf injury.

Aston Villa may have suffered another injury blow on Wednesday night, with captain Ron Vlaar limping off in only the 24th-minute of the Netherlands' friendly against Mexico in Amsterdam.

Details are still to emerge on the severity of the injury, but it's believed that the 29-year-old has aggravated his troublesome calf for the second time this season.

Vlaar previously missed four league games this term after straining the same calf in the 1-0 home win over Hull City on August 31, with the Dutchman returning to action in the 3-0 defeat at Everton on October 18, going on to make it through the next three matches unscathed.

News of his injury comes just 24 hours after fellow Villa centre-back Philippe Senderos had to withdraw from international duty with Switzerland after also picking up a calf muscle issue, with the former Arsenal man returning to England for treatment.

With Nathan Baker already a doubt for the club's next league game against Southampton after twisting his knee in last weekend's 0-0 draw at West Ham United, Paul Lambert's side could be left incredibly short at the back.

Ciaran Clark and Jores Okore are now seemingly the only centre-halves left standing, while the latter is still to make a first-team appearance this season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament last season.

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