UK time is: 10:25:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

City Suffer Another Blow

Google language translator

Manchester City Football Club confirmed earlier this morning that Bulgarian left-winger, Martin Petrov would be sidelined until at least February.

Since his time at Eastland the 29-year-old has been ravaged with injury, so to hear the news that he has a tear in his meniscus (knee) is disappointing to say the least.

Talking to the official Manchester City website, manager Mark Hughes said...

"Martin went to see a specialist on Monday and will fly out to see the guy that did his anterior cruciate ligament to have it rechecked. The news is that it's not his ACL this time; he's got a tear in his meniscus that will need to be repaired."

"Although it's good news about the ACL it's still a bad injury and he will probably be out for three or four months."


The injury occurred last week while playing for his native country.

Others on the City treatment table include Micah Richards, Darius Vassell, Benjani, Michael Johnson and Valeri Bojinov.






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The journalist

Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 22 2008

Time: 10:08AM

Your Comments

He will be back fit and ready just in time for the next round of International matches !!!
alphieblues
This injury could have been far worse. If it had upset the old cruciate fix for instance. Three months seems a long time but Martin has been through this kind of thing before and come back stronger than ever. We will definitely need him for the UEFA matches. He is one of the best wide men in Europe, possibly the best on the left.
Sindbad
why are our players injuries always so bad that they take months to heal or put right....are we just unlucky ??
lincolnblue
Hope we'll see him back sooner rather than later. We missed him on Monday night!!
oliverblue
Wish him a speedy recovery.
ArabianKnight
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester City Articles

Proving Your Point (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Jovetic Takes Chance To Impress (Monday July 28 2014)

City Not Feeling Charitable (Sunday July 27 2014)

City Win Meeting Of Champions (Thursday July 24 2014)

Negredo Undergoes Surgery (Wednesday July 23 2014)

U21 Game Cancelled - Club Statement (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Negredo Replacement Targeted (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Youngster Exits And Youngsters Exit! (Wednesday July 23 2014)

Negredo Busts His Metatarsal (Monday July 21 2014)

Archived Manchester City Articles

List All VMC Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Buzz Lightyear 234
2. Bluedub 154
3. fifthcolumnblue 99
4. Skoorb 88
5. kennyclementstache 86
6. citizhun 85
7. rojo2010 72
8. Spooks 58
9. BamaEngineer 53
10. PhillyBlueMoon 48

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
7. Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Newcastle 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Q.P.R. 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

AS Trencin v Hull: Team News
Hull City : 31/07/2014 10:23:00
Is Jose Telling the Truth?
Chelsea : 31/07/2014 10:22:00
Costa Continues to Impress
Chelsea : 31/07/2014 10:16:00
Chelsea Loan Update
Chelsea : 31/07/2014 10:03:00
Vitesse Arnhem 1 Chelsea 3
Chelsea : 31/07/2014 09:54:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Player of the Year?
Suggested By:  Site Staff
David Silva 8%
Pablo Zabaleta 42%
Edin Dzeko 5%
Yaya Toure 45%