Date: 24th October 2008 at 9:50pm
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Martin Petrov was expecting to be sidelined for up to 4 months after picking up an injury playing for Bulgaria.
However Mark Hughes spoke to the official Manchester City website, where he stated that Petrov`s injury was not as bad as they thought:

He said, “Our initial thoughts were that he is going to be out for quite some time, and that could still be the case. He went to see the specialist in Spain that looked after him when he did his ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament), and the report on that is that it is intact, so there`s no problem there.

“He does have a problem with his meniscus but the view is that maybe for the next couple of weeks we will try to build up the strength around the injury. If after that there is no marked improvement then we will have to do something about it, and he will be out for a significant amount of time. For the next two weeks we are hoping that the strengthening around the injury may take the pressure off it and he may able to play, with getting it done at the end of the season a possibility. It`s a long shot, but maybe worth taking for the sake of a couple of weeks.”

Is this a positive for Manchester City and the squad, that Petrov plays while carrying an injury, or is it worth him getting the injury out of the way so that he can come back stronger and play to the best of his ability?

 

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