Further Blow For Manchester City As New Signing Faces Six Weeks Out With Knee Injury

Argentine defender ruled out for six weeks.

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini faces yet another defensive headache following the news that new signing Martin Demichelis is set for six weeks out after picking up a knee injury in training, according to Sky Sports.

The 32-year-old has only just joined the club after a strange summer in which he also signed for Atletico Madrid from Pellegrini’s former club Malaga, before the Chilean’s injury crisis at the Etihad Stadium forced him to move for the Argentine before the close of the transfer window.

City are already without Vincent Kompany and Matija Nastasic in defence, and lost Kolo Toure on a free transfer to Liverpool this summer, leaving them to play Joleon Lescott alongside midfielder Javi Garcia in defence.

Demichelis picked up the injury in training, and although it doesn’t look as bad as initially feared, it will be another blow to Pellegrini as he finally managed to land cover for his other missing players.

The Premier League runners-up were also linked strongly with a move for Real Madrid defender Pepe, and were said to have made a late enquiry for Porto starlet Eliaquim Mangala, before signing Demichelis from Atletico.

City’s defence was badly exposed in their recent shock 3-2 defeat to newly-promoted Cardiff City, and that will continue to be an area of concern for the club in the coming weeks.

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