The skipper was hurt in a clash with Cristiano Ronaldo during the 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Wednesday, but his boss is refusing to rule him out of Sunday's game
The Belgium international was hurt in the 1-1 Champions League draw with Real Madrid on Wednesday after a tussle with Cristiano Ronaldo during the latter stages of the game, and recieved treatment after the final whistle before leaving the Etihad Stadium on crutches.
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“I hope Vinnie can recover but we won’t know until tomorrow,” the Italian told the club's official website. “He is strong so there is a chance, but we will make a final decision on Saturday. Mario trained on Thursday so should be OK but Gael is still injured.”
Left-back Gael Clichy will not be travelling to west London after failing to shake off an ankle injury, but there was better news for Mancini after striker Mario Balotelli returned to training after sitting out the last two games with a back injury.
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