Selasa, 30 Oktober 2012

Micah Richards could be out for eight weeks after requiring knee surgery

Micah Richards: Manchester City defender is facing lengthy lay-off

The 24-year-old picked up the injury towards the end of City's narrow 1-0 victory, pulling up and holding onto his knee without any other players close by.

He was stretchered from the field while wearing an oxygen mask and there was some concern that he might have damaged his knee ligaments, which could have ruled him out for the rest of the season.

However, the England international ended up having an operation to mend a torn knee cartilage and City say he will be out for up to two months.

The unfortunate Richards had only returned to action at the start of October, after picking up a heel injury while on duty for Team GB at the London Olympics.

And he was criticised by boss Roberto Mancini last week because he questioned City's tactics during their 3-1 Champions League loss at Ajax.

City are facing something of an injury crisis this weekend because, although he should be back in training soon, David Silva is unlikely to be fit for Saturday's trip to West Ham.

Javi Garcia, Maicon and Jack Rodwell are also doubtful but Pablo Zabaleta may be fit and James Milner will return after serving a one-game suspension.

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