Aston Villa news

Bent to return in 12 weeks

March 5, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Aston Villa expect Darren Bent to resume full training within 12 weeks after undergoing successful ankle surgery on Monday night.

• Bent to miss rest of season

Bent ruptured his ankle ligaments during the recent 0-0 draw with Wigan, and it swiftly became clear that he would play no further part in the current campaign.

A club statement on Monday read: "Darren Bent underwent surgery tonight in a London clinic to repair ruptured ligaments in his left ankle.
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