RH: Odemwingie’s ankle is fine

Odemwingie will head to Amsterdam to get the all-clear from a

specialist after his country’s shock failure to qualify for the

2012 Africa Cup of Nations following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with

Guinea. Hodgson added that the club’s Hungary midfielder Zoltan

Gera will join Odemwingie in Holland to be given the OK on his

ankle problem. “There is no question of an operation for Peter,”

said Hodgson. “The doctor, Mark Gillett, has a very good

relationship with him and whenever Peter has a poor game he looks

to his ankle. “That’s what he’s been doing ever since I’ve been at

the club, and whenever things aren’t going his way and he’s not in

top form he looks at his ankle. “(But) He’s going with Zolly to a

specialist in Amsterdam just to get the confirmation that

everything is fine now from one of the top specialists in the

world.”