Man City wait on Jovetic diagnosis
Manchester City are waiting to discover how long they will be without Stevan Jovetic for after he suffered a calf injury in their Capital One Cup victory at Newcastle.
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The Montenegro international striker was taken off in the tenth minute at St James’ Park and replaced by Alvaro Negredo, who went on to score City’s opening goal in the 2-0 win.
City’s medical staff will assess Jovetic, who has already spent two spells on the sidelines with injuries during his brief time at the Etihad Stadium.
Manager Manuel Pellegrini said: "[He] has pulled his calf. He was on for five minutes and it was his third injury, so we will see [on Thursday] with the doctor to see what kind of injury [it is]."
Jovetic has endured a frustrating beginning to his City career since his summer move from Fiorentina.
The 23-year-old has only started three matches, two of them in the Capital One Cup, and his only goals came in the 5-0 thrashing of Wigan.
He has struggled to displace Sergio Aguero, who has scored nine goals in his last seven games, from Pellegrini’s team in the Premier League and the Champions League.