Writer: Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday March 3 2009
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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Date:Tuesday March 3 2009
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