Aston Villa have confirmed their winger Charles N'Zogbia has suffered an Achilles tendon injury.
A statement on the club's website said N'Zogbia sustained the injury while keeping fit on holiday, has undergone surgery in the US and will return to Birmingham next week to continue his rehabilitation.
– Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert.
The priority is to ensure that Charles receives the very best care, and he has done and will continue to do so throughout his recovery period.
It's a blow for Charles, obviously, but he'll get his head down and get himself fit again and he'll have plenty of support in doing so.