England man’s injury only black spot on a good night for the Italian.
Manchester City head coach Roberto Mancini could not hide his disappointment after young midfield player Jack Rodwell suffered yet another hamstring injury during the Premier League champions’ 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Aston Villa on Monday night.
The some-time England international has endured an injury ravaged time of it since moving to the Etihad stadium from Everton for £17 million in the summer of 2012.
In fact, the 21-year-old has actually suffered an incredible nine different hamstring problems since arriving at the top flight champions from Goodison Park, while the player also suffered a number of fitness related problems on Merseyside.
And at Villa Park on Monday evening, the defensive midfield player lasted only 25 minutes of City’s match before once again pulling up clutching the back of his leg, and Rodwell was then forced to leave the field of play in obvious distress.
Rodwell has only just returned to first team action at the Ethiad stadium following a similar injury complaint that had kept the youngster on the side lines for three whole months, before he was finally able to make his long awaited comeback in the club’s 1-0 win at Stoke City in the FA Cup on Jan 26.
“We are very disappointed for Jack with his hamstring,” Mancini said in his post-match interview.
“Maybe he will be back in three or four weeks.”