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Villa defender Bouma suffers new setback

Aston Villa defender Freddy Bouma has suffered a new injury setback.

The Holland international has not tasted senior action since dislocating an ankle in July 2008 during an Intertoto Cup clash with Odense.

Bouma is over that problem but is now sidelined with a toe injury which means he is unable to train and has again put his return on ice.

Villa boss Martin O'Neill said: "In terms of his old injury, I think Wilfred is pleased that it's coming on very well but he now has a toe injury which has certainly hindered his progress.

"It's preventing him from doing anything. He is unable to train at the moment. He's stubbed it but it is a wee bit sorer than that.

"It's far from being a long-term injury but, when you think you are well on the road to recovery, every setback seems to be more pronounced."

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