Stevan Jovetic Injury: Updates on Manchester City Star's Calf, Return Date

Christopher AtkinsContributor IOctober 31, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11:  Stevan Jovetic of Montenegro in action during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group H match between England and Montenegro at Wembley Stadium on October 11, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
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Updates from Tuesday, Jan. 21

Jamie Johnson of The Guardian provides the latest update on Stevan Jovetic's health status:

Stevan Jovetic should return for Manchester City after a hamstring problem in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at West Ham United on Tuesday evening, with Manuel Pellegrini admitting the striker is frustrated due to his miserable luck with injuries.

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With Jovetic in the squad for the trip to the Boleyn Ground, Pellegrini said: "It's an important chance for him to come back to play but I don't think he'll be able to play from the beginning or play 90 minutes."

The manager said Jovetic had been exasperated at his run of ill fortune. "He came here with the illusion of playing in the Premier League," said Pellegrini. "He was a very important player in Italy for Fiorentina and I still believe he will be a very important player for us. [If] he can really start playing often in the next three months and I think he can be the player we hoped he would be."