Manchester City defender Jerome Boateng needs knee surgery

Last updated : 28 March 2011 By Daily Mail

The Germany full-back, 22, picked up the problem in training ahead of Tuesday's friendly against Australia and could now miss the rest of the season.

With Micah Richards nursing a hamstring problem sustained last week on England Under 21 duty, City boss Mancini will be looking for an alternative option at right-back in time for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash at Eastlands against Sunderland.

injury blow: Jerome Boateng requires surgery after picking up a knee injury on international duty with Germany

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Source: Daily Mail

Source: Daily Mail