Manchester City are going through a blue patch at the moment and manager Sven-Goran Erikson must certainly cursing his stars now that he is to miss his star central defender Micah Richards for several weeks.
The 19-year old England international has undergone an operation to cure a niggling knee injury that been bothering him since last year and he shall need some weeks for recuperation. Citizens club doctor, Mark Whitaker says:
The operation has been successful and Micah will begin a rehabilitation programme at Carrington starting tomorrow (Thursday).The medical team will monitor his progress over the coming days and weeks.
Bad, bad news for Eriksson. Now the brilliant partnership between Richard Dunne and Micah Richards in the centre of defence will be broken and the Swede would have to come up with a new pair.