City have been dealt a blow with the news that Didi Hamann will be out of action for up to 3 months with a toe injury.
The picked up the knock in training on Monday, and Mark Hughes this morning told us:
"Didi kicked a ball in training yesterday with the end of a toe, and unfortunately it looks like he may have ruptured a tendon.
"He will go over to Zurich today to see a surgeon that he has seen with a similar injury before. The feeling is that it is the same thing that has happened before.
"The best case scenario is that it will be nine weeks, but it could be 12. Obviously it is a blow for Didi, we are a bit light in midfield areas so we could have done without this. Until the surgeon looks at him we can't say whether we may have better news on it."
But there is better news on Robinho, the striker missed out with a further ankle problem for the Blues’ last game against Forest but should be fully fit for Wigan after further rest with last Saturday’s postponement.
Mark continues: “Robbie would have been close to playing last weekend, he definitely would have played some part. He trained yesterday and will train for the rest of the week.”
The other recent injury concern, Shaun Wright-Phillips, is still doubtful after the hamstring strain sustained in the FA Cup defeat:
“Shaun was out with the fitness guys yesterday and did a session, but obviously he is not at full tilt yet. We’ll build him up towards the weekend, but it is still quite early after a hamstring injury, but we will give him every chance and hopefully he will be a option.”