Injured Aston Villa defender Richard Dunne is linking up with NFL side the Cleveland Browns as he bids to return to action by the end of April.
Dunne is keen to make a comeback from a broken collarbone before the end of the season to bolster his chances of being fully fit for the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2012 campaign. He is flying out to America to continue his rehabilitation with Cleveland who are owned by Villa chairman Randy Lerner.
Dunne said: "Because of the nature of American football, Cleveland have a lot of experience in dealing with this kind of injury. Any help I can get will be much appreciated. It will also be a great experience and I think it will be a good week."
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