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Christian Benteke | Forward

Team: Aston Villa
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 183

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Christian Benteke has emerged as a doubt for the upcoming internationals after the Belgium striker limped out of Saturdays’ disappointing home defeat to Swansea because of pain caused by an ongoing hip complaint.
Benteke suffered the initial problem earlier this month but such is his importance to Villa the player had an injection plus pain-killers to play, although he was only able to complete 75 minutes of the tie. The severity of the problem is not yet known – whether the original injury caused his withdrawal or the issue has been exacerbated – further tests will determine if Benteke can join up with his international team mates. The domestic break will provide Villa with an ideal opportunity to ease back from the pressures of the Premier League and focus on getting their squad returned to full fitness with a number of players currently sidelined – Aly Cissokho, Kieran Richardson, Ron Vlaar and Nathan Baker. Mar 22 - 3:39 PM