Aston Villa star out for a month

Heskey requires knee surgery after damaging his knee in training on Wednesday.

“Emile Heskey will miss the clash with Fulham after picking up a knee injury,” read a club statement.

“Heskey tore the medial meniscus in his right knee yesterday in training [Wednesday] with no other player involved in the incident.

“The injury will require an operation and he faces between three to four weeks out of action.”