Charles N'Zogbia to see knee specialist

Charles N'Zogbia and Clint Dempsey
© PA Photos
Aston Villa winger Charles N'Zogbia travels to France to visit a knee specialist and will remain out of action for up to four weeks.

Aston Villa winger Charles N'Zogbia will remain out of action for up to four weeks after he travelled to France to visit a knee specialist.

The 25-year-old has not featured for the Midlands club since being substituted in the 1-0 win over Fulham on March 10.

Manager Alex McLeish currently has long-term injury worries over Alan Hutton, Darren Bent, Richard Dunne, Fabian Delph and now N'Zogbia.

The Scot said: "I certainly don't need N'Zogbia's injury. He collided with Gary Gardner in training. Charles was on decent form. I thought he was gaining a bit of momentum.

"He's going to get specialist attention in Paris. We think it's a medial knee ligament problem, maybe three or four weeks."

N'Zogbia, who signed from Wigan Athletic for £9.5m in July, has made 24 Premier League appearances for Villa, scoring two goals.

Alex McLeish
Read Next:
McLeish: Arsenal not "unbeatable"

1Newcastle UnitedNewcastle1391327111628
2Norwich CityNorwich138322618827
3Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton13742179825
4Huddersfield TownHuddersfield138141512325
5Birmingham CityBirmingham146531916323
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds136341515021
7Bristol City136252015520
9Queens Park RangersQPR135441618-219
12Ipswich TownIpswich13454109117
13Burton Albion144551818017
14Preston North EndPreston135261717017
15Leeds UnitedLeeds135261315-217
17Wolverhampton WanderersWolves134451616016
18Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest134362325-215
19Aston Villa132831314-114
20Derby CountyDerby13355710-314
21Blackburn RoversBlackburn133371421-712
22Cardiff CityCardiff133371121-1012
23Wigan AthleticWigan132561315-211
24Rotherham UnitedRotherham131391432-186