5 Nov 2010

Villa striker out of Premier League for up to a month

5:47 am on 5 November 2010

The Aston Villa Premier League striker Emile Heskey has been ruled out of football for up to a month after picking up a knee injury in training.

The former England forward, who retired from international football after the World Cup, had been in good form, scoring three goals in six games since the arrival of new manager Gerard Houllier.

Heskey is now likely to miss Villa's next five Premier League games and is a doubt for their League Cup quarter final against local rivals Birmingham City on December the 1st.