Charles N'Zogbia to see knee specialist

Charles N'Zogbia and Clint Dempsey
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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.

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