Manchester City blow: Raheem Sterling and Joe Hart ruled out for up to a month

first_imgJoe Hart and Raheem Sterling are set to miss the upcoming England friendlies as Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini expects muscle injuries to keep them out for a month.Roy Hodgson’s men travel to world champions Germany next weekend for a mouth-watering friendly that is followed up days later by Holland arriving at Wembley.However, the 24-man squad named on Thursday for those matches looks set to change after Sterling and Hart were injured as City lost 1-0 at home to rivals Manchester United on Sunday.Sterling pulled up with a groin complaint midway through the first half and Hart was taken off on a stretcher after half-time, having sustained a calf injury trying to clear up a terrible Martin Demichelis backpass.“Both of them have muscle injuries,” City boss Pellegrini said. “Raheem his groin and Joe in his calf.“I don’t think that a muscle injury you can be fit in one week. Normally three or four weeks.”Hart and Sterling join the likes of Wayne Rooney, Jack Wilshere and Luke Shaw on the sidelines.last_img read more