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Santa Cruz sidelined for a month

I was expecting worse news in all honesty:
MANCHESTER City boss Roberto Mancini expects Roque Santa Cruz to be sidelined for a month with his latest calf injury.

The Paraguayan lasted just four minutes of his comeback at Everton on Saturday before going down with the same problem that caused him to miss three games over the Christmas period.

Although Mancini does not believe Santa Cruz will need an operation, despite early indications to the contrary the City chief did confirm the £18million summer arrival from Blackburn will be out of action for a month.
A big setback as I thought his brief cameo when he came on against Blackburn was a positive one and that he would finally get a run of games under his belt.

What it does mean - and I never thought I would be writing this - is that on the evidence of Saturday, as Carlos Tevez functions far better playing alongside a bigger target rather than leading the line, is that a recall for Benjani is a must for the semi-final.