Johnson blow for Mancini
Manchester City winger Adam Johnson has been ruled out for three months with an ankle injury.
Johnson suffered ligament damage in a freak incident during training on Thursday and City manager Roberto Mancini confirmed the serious nature of the England international's problem after Sunday's 1-1 FA Cup draw at Notts County.
"We have lost Adam Johnson for three months," Mancini said. "This will be a very big problem because he is an important player.
"The injury is like the one Aleksandar Kolarov had earlier this season. We do not have another player like Adam."