Jack Rodwell faces "3-4 weeks out"

City midfielder Jack Rodwell sits injured, during a game with Aston Villa on March 4, 2013
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Roberto Mancini reveals that Jack Rodwell could miss up to four weeks of action with a hamstring injury picked up in the win over Aston Villa.

Roberto Mancini has revealed that he expects Jack Rodwell to miss "3 to 4 weeks" of Manchester City action with a hamstring strain.

The £15m summer signing from Everton limped off during the first half of City's 1-0 win over Aston Villa on Monday with what Mancini has described as an "old problem".

Rodwell had only recently returned from a three-and-a-half-month layoff and his manager has admitted that "he feels sorry" for the England international after his latest injury setback.

The 21-year-old, who has made just 10 appearances for the Citizens this season, will miss the FA Cup tie with Barnsley and Premier League matches against Everton and Newcastle United.

Man City striker Carlos Tevez opens the scoring against Aston Villa on March 4, 2013
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