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Boateng frustrated by injury-plagued Man City start

Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng has admitted frustration with the injury-plagued start to his Premiership career.

Boateng has aggravated a knee injury - after smacking it on an airplane drinks trolley.

And the Germany defender is now expected to miss the next month of his first season in Eastlands.

Boateng tore a tendon in his left knee during Germany's 2-2 draw against Denmark earlier this month - but aggravated the injury on the way home.

"I imagined my start at City to be quite different, of course," the 22-year-old said.

"Even in my first game with City against Valencia (in a friendly), I had problems with the knee from the [Germany] match in Copenhagen."

Boateng hopes to back in training towards the end of September.

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