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New Hope For Petrov?

Martin Petrov was expecting to be sidelined for up to 4 months after picking up an injury playing for Bulgaria.
However Mark Hughes spoke to the official Manchester City website, where he stated that Petrov`s injury was not as bad as they thought:

He said, "Our initial thoughts were that he is going to be out for quite some time, and that could still be the case. He went to see the specialist in Spain that looked after him when he did his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), and the report on that is that it is intact, so there`s no problem there.

"He does have a problem with his meniscus but the view is that maybe for the next couple of weeks we will try to build up the strength around the injury. If after that there is no marked improvement then we will have to do something about it, and he will be out for a significant amount of time. For the next two weeks we are hoping that the strengthening around the injury may take the pressure off it and he may able to play, with getting it done at the end of the season a possibility. It`s a long shot, but maybe worth taking for the sake of a couple of weeks."

Is this a positive for Manchester City and the squad, that Petrov plays while carrying an injury, or is it worth him getting the injury out of the way so that he can come back stronger and play to the best of his ability?

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Writer: amcollinz Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 24 2008

Time: 9:49PM

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This is a very difficult question. Do Man City fans want Martin back now? Oh Yes, Martin we all love you. Do we want to gamble with your fitness? No. But you and Hughesy will decide...Martin we need you! get fit as fast as you can. But if you need time we will wait with you.
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25/10/2008 04:22:00

We certainly missed him on Monday, but would rather him be fully fit than to be pushed into action too soon. Any news on Benjani or Bojinov???
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25/10/2008 16:59:00

Hope he gets fit soon......we miss him badly....
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25/10/2008 20:45:00

Wish him a speedy recovery!! he is missed for sure.
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25/10/2008 21:35:00

Its a good point Sindbad, but if MH does gamble we could lose him for longer.I would certainly want a fit Petrov out there not a 90% fit Petrov.
Buzz Lightyear
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26/10/2008 14:44:00

Petrov out for up to four months it seems according to new reports in the press.
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05/11/2008 10:49:00


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