Manchester City defender Micah Richards' knee injury will keep him out for just four weeks, according to boss Roberto Mancini. Initial reports suggested he had torn a meniscus in his right knee with a recovery time of four months.

But at his press conference ahead of Saturday's trip to West Ham, Mancini revealed the right-back could even return before the end of November.

He said: "I think maybe - it is my opinion - three or four weeks. I read three months but I don't know why. One month - maximum.

"It is not bad. Maybe in three or four weeks he can start to play. He put only two stitches in his knee. For this reason, maybe four weeks."

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