City wait on injury updates

02 March 2009 08:14
Mark Hughes is hoping Craig Bellamy and Robinho did not suffer serious injuries in Manchester City's defeat at West Ham United.[LNB] Bellamy was forced out of the 1-0 loss at his former club on Sunday with a knee injury in the second half, while Robinho picked up an ankle knock.[LNB]Record signing Robinho is expected to miss Wednesday's game against Aston Villa, while Bellamy is due to visit a specialist on Monday.[LNB]"Craig will see the knee surgeon that he has seen before, he has a bit of pain on his patella," said Hughes on the club's official website. [LNB]"We hope it is nothing serious, we do not anticipate that it will be and it will be checked out on Monday. [LNB]"Robbie has gone over on his ankle, it is a similar one to when he was injured against Arsenal, it could be the same injury and he could be out for Wednesday as well."[LNB]Richards concernThe City boss also lost Micah Richards after 15 minutes at Upton Park and Hughes is waiting to learn the severity of the defender's hamstring injury.[LNB]He added: "Micah had a stiff hamstring yesterday, had some work with the physios last night and it eased off. It was not an actual pull, but he went into a challenge and felt it stiffen up almost immediately. [LNB]"We hope we can work on it and release the tightness, hopefully it is not a strain because that would take him out for a number of weeks."[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports