Man City striker Bojinov out for 'five months'

August 20, 2007

Manchester City have confirmed that striker Valeri Bojinov damaged the lateral and anterior cruciate ligaments of his left knee in Sunday's 1-0 win over Manchester United.

The Bulgarian striker fell awkwardly following an aerial challenge with Patrice Evra after just six minutes of his first start for the Blues.

The club on Monday night said they expect the 21-year-old, signed from Fiorentina for an undisclosed fee in early August, to be out for 'at least five months.'