Zabaleta to undergo surgery

Last updated : 02 February 2010

The Argentinian broke his nose in an accidental collision in last weekend's 2-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Portsmouth. Zabaleta will undergo surgery and is expected to have a splint fitted, but he should be able to rejoin his team-mates in training this week.

Fellow defender Vincent Kompany is likely to be out for two weeks with a groin strain but new signing Patrick Vieira could make his debut at the KC Stadium after overcoming a calf injury.

Source: PA

Source: PA

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