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Bellamy and Robinho Sidelined = Striker Crisis!

Bellamy and Robinho Sidelined = Striker Crisis!



Not good news at all from SportCity as our season enters a crucial phase. Both Craig Bellamy and Robinho are out injured until further notice...

The confirmation of the injuries couldn't come at a worse time for Mark Hughes as he prepares his squad to face a season defining month.

The City boss confirmed that Bellamy will be out for at least two to three weeks, pending a further scan on his injured knee.

Hughes advised: 'It's not an old injury. It needed to be allowed to settle down for 48 hours before we can look at the extent of it. It's the patella, he's torn fibres in his knee. Best case scenario is two to three weeks.'

As for Robinho, he has damaged ankle ligaments and will be out of contention certainy for the massively important visit of Villa initially.

Micah Richards hamstring problem that saw him last 15 minutes against West Ham is understood to still be under assessment.

The upshot of all this is that City's attacking options have taken a savaging. Neither Bellamy nor Robinho have a record of battling back rapidly from injury and we can be sure it will take them a while to overcome their respective problems.

So, if we rule them out until further notice alongside Sturridge, Petrov and Benjani we are in trouble up front. The hapless Jo is of course already out on loan.

All Blue eyes are naturally turning to Valeri Bojinov but we cannot expect miracles. The lad needs to be brought back carefully and just will not have the legs to be expected to carry the attack to the likes of Villa and Chelsea this fortnight.

We must not forget either that Hughes did not name Bojinov in his UEFA squad so he's not in contention for Aalborg either.

So, Darius Vassell, Ched Evans, Felipe Caicedo and at a stretch Kelvin Etuhu are our currently fully fit and available recognised strikers.

Good grief. Give us your tactical master plans to get around this situation both here and in the forums and we'll forward them to Carrington.

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday March 3 2009
Time: 12:47PM

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we are *****ed in other words!!
mcfcirish
03/03/2009 13:23:00
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we are *****ed in other words!!
mcfcirish
03/03/2009 13:23:00
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I'm concerned for Bojinov. Not neccessarily his achilles, but the rest of his legs which will need time to get up to full match fitness after two long lay offs. But I sense Hughes will name him in the starting XI. He rushed Robinho back to face the rags with cortisone injected in his ankle, put SWP back out there playing in a knee support when he wasn't quite right and Kompany has been playing for two weeks with injections in a crocked toe.
Johnny Baguette
03/03/2009 13:35:00
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I'm concerned for Bojinov. Not neccessarily his achilles, but the rest of his legs which will need time to get up to full match fitness after two long lay offs. But I sense Hughes will name him in the starting XI. He rushed Robinho back to face the rags with cortisone injected in his ankle, put SWP back out there playing in a knee support when he wasn't quite right and Kompany has been playing for two weeks with injections in a crocked toe.
Johnny Baguette
03/03/2009 13:35:00
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one thing im concerned about boj is the fact that ANY player who comes back from a long injury normally pulls there hamstring or other injury straight after. this is common so we have to be careful of this
bluemooner_mcfc
03/03/2009 13:40:00
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one thing im concerned about boj is the fact that ANY player who comes back from a long injury normally pulls there hamstring or other injury straight after. this is common so we have to be careful of this
bluemooner_mcfc
03/03/2009 13:40:00
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I would be gutted,,
Blitz
03/03/2009 14:46:00
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I would be gutted,,
Blitz
03/03/2009 14:46:00
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In comparison to us having every single striker injured back in December/January you have a wealth of attacking options! Hardly a crisis.
EvertonMike
03/03/2009 15:20:00
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In comparison to us having every single striker injured back in December/January you have a wealth of attacking options! Hardly a crisis.
EvertonMike
03/03/2009 15:20:00
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