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Benitez set to miss Blues clash with Clarets after dash to see injured Dad
Published : 01 Oct 2009 18:13:32
Birmingham striker Christian Benitez is unlikely to return home from Ecuador for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Burnley despite his father being on the road to recovery after a road accident. Benitez was allowed to fly home on Monday by Blues after his father suffered head and neck injuries. City boss Alex McLeish spoke to one of his advisors on Wednesday night and was told Benitez senior is 'not in danger' in terms of the injuries being life threatening. But the logistics of making the lengthy trip back from Ecuador, and having insufficient time to recover physically, means Benitez junior is unlikely to return for the weekend.