Martinez: Wigan pitch didn't cripple Darren Bent
Published 22:30 01/03/12 By MirrorFootball
Roberto Martinez has hit out at suggestions that Wigan's pitch was to blame for Darren Bent's horror ankle injury.
Aston Villa striker Bent could miss Euro 2012 after turning his ankle in last Saturday's 0-0 draw at the DW Stadium.
His misfortunue brought accusations from the Villa camp that the pitch, which is also used by Wigan Warriors, was the cause of the injury.
But Martinez has fired back, saying: "It is cheap to say the pitch was the reason for the injury.
"It was not an injury caused by the pitch. His ankle got caught under his body and that was the problem."