Bent out of England clash

Villa striker sidelined after suffering ankle injury at Wigan ASTON Villa striker Darren Bent has been ruled out of England’s friendly with Holland next week.

Villa striker sidelined after suffering ankle injury at Wigan

ASTON Villa striker Darren Bent has been ruled out of England’s friendly with Holland next week.

Bent landed awkwardly after a challenge from Wigan’s Antolin Alcaraz during the goalless Premier League draw at the DW Stadium on Saturday.

Villa boss Alex McLeish confirmed after the match the forward would not be linking up with his country next week and would undergo a scan to determine any damage in the next 48 hours.

“He was in a bit of agony in the dressing room,” said McLeish.

“Going by his reaction it seems serious. You never know if it settles down in the next 24 hours or so, or even Monday when he can get a scan.

“He is flinching and a bit nauseous, he has gone over on it and is in some pain.

“The pitch was quite heavy and I think he has landed badly on it.”

 

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