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Sparky Gives Injury Update Post Villa Park Battle

Sparky Gives Injury Update Post Villa Park Battle



City go into the international break having shipped a few injuries during a hard fought contest with a strong Aston Villa...

Mark Hughes gave the latest injury rundown shortly after the game last night.

Midfield cage fighter Nigel De Jong will not be travelling with the Dutch squad to Australia after sustaining an ankle knock and City skipper Kolo Toure is also up on blocks for a similar injury.

Pablo Zabaleta pulled his hamstring during the closing stages of the game and the City gaffer already reckons he'll be out for a fortnight.

It also transpires that Roque Santa Cruz copped for Craig Bellamy's finger in his eye shortly after coming on as a second half substitute!

Zaba, Kolo and De Jong have all been in great form and it sounds as if they will have a big task on their hands to make the game at Wigan on Sunday, 18th October.

The City gaffer is likely to give chances to Micah Richards to reclaim his right back place and Stephen Ireland to build upon his impressive second half showing against Villa.

Meanwhile, following Michael Johnson's steady reintegration, the classy Vincent Kompany is moving closer to a comeback with Nedum Onuoha not far behind so Sparky will not be short of options.

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Writer:Johnny Baguette
Date:Tuesday October 6 2009
Time: 4:12PM

Comments

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Not usually grateful for the international break, but this does give us time to get the wounded back to fitness before the next match against Wigan.
Buzz Lightyear
06/10/2009 17:31:00
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Bit of luck for Nigel if you ask me - all the way to Australia for a friendly?! Better off tucked up nice and warm with a Manchester City physio if you ask me. Two week's rest for all of the injured players and we'll hopefully be back up to full strength for the Wigan match. Fingers crossed nobody gets crocked while they're away!
fifthcolumnblue
06/10/2009 17:45:00
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The comments have gone all bold. I don't like it lol. Is this a site thing or something I've done?
MCFC_Goatboy
06/10/2009 18:17:00
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I wonder whether these are minor knocks or genuine injury concerns. We could do worse than take a leaf out of Fergusons book by stopping/encouraging players to rest these 'injuries' rather than play for their countries as we pay their wages and they will remain fresh to play for us.
Kevinho
06/10/2009 18:54:00
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You only need to look at what happened to Petrov when he was away with Bulgaria last time - a minor knock turned into a major season-ending injury. Agree with Kev - keep them at home if they're not 100%
fifthcolumnblue
06/10/2009 18:58:00
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Sparky looks very relaxed.
Johnny Baguette
06/10/2009 20:50:00
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Lescott now out of England squad with calf injury. Might be a good thing after his boo-ing by all those cockneys last time out. We're starting to hold our players back from internationals if fitness is a doubt the way Taggart has done for years. Nice one, Sparks.
Johnny Baguette
06/10/2009 20:53:00
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The bold letters have now gone. Nothing more than an HTML coding error i'm afraid.
Tudor
06/10/2009 22:20:00
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