FA Cup - Tevez set to miss Cup clash
Mon, 11 Apr 22:30:00 2011
Tevez limped out of the 3-0 Premier League defeat to Liverpool after picking up a hamstring injury in the build-up to Andy Carroll’s opening goal.
"Tevez’s hamstring is hurt, and it will be very difficult for next Saturday," Mancini said.
"But afterwards I hope he will be fine. We’ll need another two weeks."
Tevez has scored 22 goals in all competitions this season, more than twice as many as the club’s second top-scorer Mario Balotelli.
Flamboyant but petulant Italy forward Balotelli - whose talent has been seen infrequently due to a frustrating combination of injury and suspension - is now set to start in a high-intensity atmosphere, in which he has a reputation for behaving rashly.
Fellow striker Edin Dzeko has struggled to adapt since joining from Wolfsburg in January and drew another blank against Liverpool, meaning he has only scored four times with all his goals coming in cup competitions.