Darren Bent has had surgery tonight to repair ruptured ligaments in his left ankle.
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez says the pitch is OK
Aston Villa and England striker Darren Bent is unlikely to play again this season due to ruptured ankle ligaments.
Villa manager Paul Lambert is putting no timescale on how long Darren Bent will be out of action with his ankle injury.
It is the ankle Bent injured against Wigan last season, which forced him out of the final three months of the campaign and ended his hopes of being part of England's Euro 2012 squad.
The striker suffered the setback while training last week, forcing him out of the 1-0 win at Sunderland.
– Paul Lambert, Aston Villa manager
"Darren had a scan on Wednesday and it's still too early so we will have to go with the same squad of players."
"Darren's doing okay at the minute but we'll have to wait and see. It is the ankle he injured against Wigan so we will wait and see."
Central News understands Darren Bent is out of the Villa squad. Scans on his ankle injury means it is not known when the striker will be fit enough to play again. More to follow.