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Clichy eager for run of Man City games following 'rare injury'

Manchester City's Gael Clichy has stated that he is now looking to get a run of games under his belt after recovering from a 'rare injury'.

Clichy has made only three Premier League appearances so far this season owing to a fractured leg but the defender is now ready to pay regularly for City.

The left-back has now revealed that his rehabilitation from the injury proved to be frustrating due to the rare nature of the fracture and has now insisted that he is ready to make up for lost time by getting a consistent run of games under his belt.

The Frenchman said: "I had a really bad season at Arsenal a few years back with the same injury so while this has been bad, I've had worse. It's part of football. Now I feel a lot stronger and I'm just waiting for my chance to get a run of games under my belt.

"It was quite a rare injury. It was a small fracture in my left medial. A piece of bone came off so we had to get it attached again. The surgeon hadn't seen many like it but you have to get it fixed. I had to have rest at home for two weeks.

"I then had about four weeks without weight bearing, which means you can't really do anything and even have to sleep and shower in a particular way. The whole experience is pretty frustrating.

"After about six weeks I felt really good but probably pushed it too hard. The injury and recovery period lasted about nine weeks and I'm feeling much better now. I feel good on the pitch and I'm looking forward to the remainder of the season."

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