The Straits Times
Published on Oct 28, 2012

Take-a-break Mancini sweats on Richards injury


MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) - Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini hopes a week of rest can help kickstart his team's season after a lacklustre victory over Swansea featured a worrying injury to defender Micah Richards.

The versatile former England international was stretchered off after collapsing in agony and receiving treatment to his knee, an injury which followed Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm also being carried off after tearing his groin.

The Dutchman was injured while trying to keep out Carlos Tevez's 61st minute shot, the only goal of a game which brought City a 1-0 victory after the disappointment of their Champions League loss to Ajax in midweek.

Vorm will be out for four to six weeks with the injury, missing a League Cup tie at Liverpool on Wednesday and a league game against Chelsea next weekend.