Villa boss O'Neill plays down Carew health fears

After yesterday's 0-0 draw at Newcastle, Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill confirmed there was no serious issue with striker John Carew, who needed extensive treatment in the first half with an apparent chest complaint.

O'Neill added: "John got hit in the chest and it really took his breath away. He was in a bit of trouble on the sidelines but he was reassured by the medical staff.

"He couldn't get his breath for some considerable time but once he calmed down he was fit to start again. It knocked him a little bit and he struggled, but he's OK."

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