Christian Benteke's Achilles rupture 'heard on halfway line'

Christian Benteke of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on August 21, 2013
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Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke's Achilles rupture was heard by players standing on the halfway line, according to his agent Kismet Eris.

Agent Kismet Eris has revealed that Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke thought that someone had tackled him from behind when he suffered a torn Achilles tendon on Thursday.

Benteke has been ruled out for at least six months, meaning that the Belgian will miss the remainder of the campaign and this summer's World Cup, and Eris has given details about how the injury occurred at the club's training ground.

Eris told Belgian television station VTM: "He wanted to shoot, and suddenly he heard a noise.

"He thought someone had tackled him from behind. Even people on the centre line heard the sound of the tendon rupture."

Benteke has scored 10 times in 26 appearances in the Premier League this season.

Christian Benteke of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on August 21, 2013
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