Monday, 17 November 2008

Hart-Ache For Joe As City Keeper Ruled Out Of Germany Clash

Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart has been ruled out of England’s friendly International with Germany on Wednesday, City manager Mark Hughes confirmed on Monday.

21-year-old Hart injured his ankle in the Premier League clash with Hull City on Sunday after colliding with Daniel Cousin and could be on the sidelines at the Eastlands Stadium for up to a month.

“He'll have to be seen by our medical people when he gets back but he's likely to be out for a minimum of three to four weeks,” said Hughes.

“He's obviously out of the England squad, which is a blow to him, but most importantly it's a blow to us because we have some key games coming up. It will definitely be three or four weeks I think.”

Hart had been hoping to add to his one cap for England against the Germans, having made his debut for the senior squad against Trinidad and Tobago in May and will be replaced by Blackburn Rovers keeper Paul Robinson.

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