Darren Bent has undergone scans and he has seen a top ankle specialist this afternoon in London.
He faces up to 12 weeks on the sidelines having ruptured ankle ligaments in his left foot in the game against Wigan and he is unlikely to play again this season.
Dr Ian McGuinness and the Villa medical staff have been liaising with the England medical team about the extent of his injury.
Darren will undergo a further examination in seven days to determine the need for an operation.
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