Injury blow for Lescott

21 March 2010 07:17

England defender Joleon Lescott has suffered a hamstring injury and will have a scan to determine the extent of the problem, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has confirmed.

Lescott picked up the problem during the warm-up of the 2-1 Barclays Premier League win at Fulham and is the latest player to give Fabio Capello a fitness scare. David Beckham is out of the World Cup with a ruptured Achilles, Ashley Cole has a serious ankle injury, Aaron Lennon has a groin problem and last week Jermain Defoe tore his hamstring.

"Joleon had a problem before the game in the warm-up, a muscle," said Mancini.

"I think he can't play against Everton. At the moment I don't know how long he'll be out. He'll have a scan."

Source: PA

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