England striker Darren Bent was stretched off in agony as Wigan and Aston Villa battled to a goalless draw at the DW Stadium.
Bent, who had earlier seen the best chance of the game saved by Ali Al Habsi, went down after a second-half challenge from Antolin Alcaraz.
It was immediately obvious he could not continue and he now looks set for a long period on the sidelines.
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