Bent out of England friendly with ankle injury
London: Aston Villa striker Darren Bent will miss England`s friendly against Netherlands on Wednesday after being carried off on a stretcher with an ankle injury in the 0-0 Premier League draw at Wigan Athletic.
"He was in agony in the dressing room and is certainly out of the England squad," said Villa manager Alex McLeish after Saturday`s game.
Bent landed awkwardly after a second-half challenge from Antolin Alcaraz and left the stadium with a protective boot on his foot.
He has scored four times for England in 12 appearances and was named on Thursday in the first squad picked by caretaker manager Stuart Pearce.