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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 November 2007, 06:44 GMT
Surgery for Man City star Johnson
Michael Johnson
Johnson has struggled with the injury for most of the season
Manchester City midfielder Michael Johnson will be out for up to three weeks as he prepares to undergo surgery on a groin injury.

The England Under-21 international was forced out of City's 1-0 win over Sunderland at half-time on Monday.

"Michael cannot go on like this," said City boss Sven-Goran Eriksson. "He is only a young man but he cannot train the day after a match.

"He came to me at half-time and said he couldn't run any more."

606: DEBATE
Accrington Stonely

The Swede said he was all but certain Johnson would have to have surgery.

Eriksson added: "We must decide whether to send him for an operation and, with the international break, now would be a good time.

"I am not sure how long he will be out but I don't think it will be any more than two or three weeks."

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