Manchester City and Bosnia-Herzegovina striker Edin Dzeko didn’t play much in his squad’s 2-2 draw vs. QPR in Premier League action on Saturday, as he was taken off the pitch with a calf problem only four minutes into his substitution.
He is now set to miss around three weeks with the injury, and that may have City in a tricky situation depth-wise, with only two readily available strikers, Stefan Jovetic and Sergio Aguero, with the Argentine striker enjoying great form, which would definitely be missed to a greater extent that what Dzeko has to offer.
Nonetheless, the 6-foot-4 forward does have significant value to Manuel Pellegrini and Co., and is expected to miss multiple games–one against Swansea, a Champions League clash vs. Bayern Munich and the journey to Southampton.
Sky Sports detailed his reaction to the injury, while including the thoughts of his international side’s manager and doctor.
Bosnia-Herzegovina team doctor Reuf Karabeg said: “It’s a very serious injury and requires the kind of treatment whose time-frame unfortunately rules out a quick return.”
“I am extremely disappointed with the news that I will miss this (Israel) match but I have faith in my team-mates and believe that they have it in them to get a result,” Dzeko said.
“If Dzeko can’t play we will be resigned to playing for a draw against Israel because we have no hope of winning without him,” coach Safet Susic said.
Bosnia-Herzegovina, fifth place out of the Euro 2016 Group B qualifiers, will play Israel on Sunday in hopes of bolstering their spot.