Heskey blow for Villa

Last updated : 04 November 2010

Aston Villa striker Emile Heskey has been ruled out for up to a month with a medial knee ligament injury, the club have confirmed. Heskey suffered the setback in training on Wednesdayy and will require surgery. The former England player has started the season in fine form and is joint leading scorer with four goals It is another striker setback for Villa boss Gerard Houllier, as Gabriel Agbonlahor is still recovering from groin surgery. John Carew, who has struggled to make an impact so far this season, is the club's only fit senior frontman ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Fulham. A club statement read: "Emile Heskey will miss the clash with Fulham after picking up a knee injury. Heskey tore the medial meniscus in his right knee yesterday in training [Wednesday] with no other player involved in the incident. "The injury will require an operation and he faces between three to four weeks out of action."

Source: PA

Source: PA

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