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Jores Okore | Defensemen

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (22) / 8/11/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 176

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Aston Villa defender Jores Okore is hoping to be fit when his team faces Liverpool this weekend.
The Aston Villa defender has missed the beginning of the season due to his recovery from long-term injury not being complete. The youngster tore his ACL last season and is just now returning to match-level fitness. Villa will likely take their time with Okore since he is one of their prized assets that is expected to be a big part of their future. Don't utilize Okore this week but keep him in mind as we go forward since he and Ron Vlaar could make a great defensive duo. Sep 8 - 11:56 PM


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Jores Okore featured in Aston Villa's friendly against Mansfield and partnered Ciaran Clark at center-back.

Okore missed the majority of last season with an ACL tear but has recovered in time for the new season. Okore will likely partner Ron Vlaar in central-defense once fully healthy and Aston Villa can have one of the more solid center-back partnerships in the Premier League. Okore is extremely cheap in the Yahoo Fantasy game and is a great filler for your bench or your starting lineup if you need extra money to spend up top.
Jul 20 - 3:15 PM

Aston Villa defender Jores Okore is expected to be fully fit for the start of next season after recovering from a torn ACL that required surgery.

Okore has been out since September and missed most of the Premier League season in his first year at Villa. With Nathan Baker and Ciaran Clark not playing up to expectations, Okore could be a great boost to VIlla next season. If Okore and Ron Vlaar both remain healthy, Villa have the opportunity to have one of the best back-line duos in the Premier League. Fantasy managers who think ahead will invest in Okore.
Source: Sky Sports
May 28 - 3:03 PM

Jores Okore could return next month from the ACL surgery he had back in September.

Okore has been recovering well and has been training hard with Villa's medical staff but the club is being cautious with the youngster. It's understandable that Villa want to be careful with their priced asset and we shouldn't expect to see Okore in March. He can probably return for a few games in April, but I don't think he will be a fantasy option this year.
Feb 28 - 2:31 PM

Aston Villa defender Jores Okore said he expects to be back playing in two to three months.

Okore has been out since the middle of September with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament. ACL injuries take a long time to recover but the Denmark international is hopeful he will return in two to three months. Okore is a young, talented defender who can help Villa's struggling defense. He will be a solid fantasy contributor in the future.
Source: BBC
Jan 9 - 5:30 PM

Aston Villa defender Jores Okore has a ruptured ACL and will require surgery on his knee.

Okore may miss up to 9 months after the surgery and might not be back this season. This is a huge blow for Aston Villa as Okore has just appeared to win the starting job and was a major part of the team. Look for Ciaran Clark and Nathan Baker to fill in for Okore; one of them should win the regular starting spot in keep it.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 12:22:00 AM

Aston Villa defender Jores Okore started Villa's games against Newcastle but was forced to leave with an apparent knee injury.

Okore finally earned a starting spot ahead of healthy Ciaran Clark and Nathan Baker but was forced to leave with the injury. Clark came on to replace him shortly after the half hour mark. Check back next week to see his status for next week's game.
Source: SkySports
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Jores Okore started for Aston Villa in the team's 1-0 loss to Liverpool.

Okore started instead of Ciaran Clark and Nathan Baker, suggesting the two may not have been fit for action. Clark was on the bench but Baker was not in the game squad at all. Okore played fairly well but did get beat a couple of times, once by Benteke who ended up putting on a dangerous shot on goal on the play. It's still unknown who Villa's starters at center back will be this season so avoid them for now.
Source: SkySports
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 02:44:00 PM

Aston Villa defender Jores Okore has returned to the lineup after suffering an injury early in the preseason matches.

The defender featured for 45 minutes against Shamrock Rovers and Paul Lambert had nice words to say about his defense after the game. Villa kept a clean sheet and won the game 2-0. Okore will have to compete with Ron Vlaar, Nathan Baker, and Ciaran Clark for the two central defender starting spots and I wouldn't be surprised if he is a starter once the season is under way and he gets some playing time. Alexander Tonev also returned to the lineup.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 09:21:00 PM

New Aston Villa signing Hores Okore has suffered a hamstring injury in Villa's 1-1 draw against SV Rodinghausen.

The injury doesn't seem too bad and Okore will hopefully be 100% by the time the season starts. With that being said, first impressions are often wrong and until we get a timeline for the injury, we won't know much. Josh Webb has been called into the first team to replace Okore in the meantime.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 12:11:00 AM