After being stretchered off and given oxygen during the match with Swansea on Saturday, the diagnosis for Micah Richards is not good. The defender will be out of action for up to 4 months after an operation revealed he has a torn meniscus in his right knee.
It’s a huge blow to City and the player. Richards missed the opening weeks of the season after being injured whilst playing for Team GB at the London Olympics. Richards is a firm favourite amongst the fans and is, in my opinion, our first-choice right-back.
Richards said today:
The positive thing is that the injury has been repaired so the knee will be as good as new.
I have a brace on it and I am using crutches. I can’t do anything at all for the next four to six weeks and I am probably looking at 12-16 weeks before I am back in action.
I knew straight away in the game that it was quite a bad injury. The knee locked and I couldn’t straighten it.
I suppose it could have been even worse and not repairable which would have meant removing the meniscus; so I am being positive. Injuries are all part and parcel of the job but this coming on top of the other one I do feel a little hard done to!
I will be working as hard as I can to get back as quickly as I can and I thank all the fans who have sent their best wishes.
I am sure the lads will continue that run of form and I will be looking forward to getting stuck into the title defence as soon as possible when I return. Everyone has their opinion on how we have started the season but the league table looks pretty good!
Here’s hoping his recovery is a good one and that we see Micah back in action sooner rather than later.