Manchester City Mark Hughes has confirmed that striker Carlos Tevez will miss Saturday’s Barclays Premier League game against Arsenal.
The 25-year-old Argentina international striker picked up a knee injury while on international duty with Argentina, but City hopes that he will ready to face Manchester United the following weekend.
Mark Hughes said in the club website that Manchester City doctors has spoken to the Argentine medical people and the feeling is that Tevez will be out for the weekend and therefore not play against Arsenal.
Hughes also said that the hope is that Tevez will be okay for the derby, but the club will have to determine that when he comes back.
Mark Hughes also said that Tevez is staying with the national squad because the player needs acute treatment at the early stage of the injury, which is what he can get now.
Hughes also said that flying Tevez back quickly might compromise the injury, so Tevez will now be back towards the end of the week so that the medics at City can assess his situation and hopefully get him ready for the United game.