Dzeko ruled out for three weeks
By Ric Turner, Tue 11 November 2014 09:25
Bosnian striker injured calf against QPR
Edin Dzeko is unlikely to be available for the next three weeks after suffering what the Bosnian national team doctor described as "a very serious calf injury", just four minutes after coming on as a substitute against QPR.
Dzeko said: "I am extremely disappointed with the news that I will miss this match [against Israel] but I have faith in my team-mates and believe that they have it in them to get a result."
The injury could see Dzeko miss games against Swansea, Bayern Munich, Southampton and Sunderland and leaves City with just two fit strikers in Sergio Aguero and Stevan Jovetic.
The forward joins Vincent Kompany, Aleksandar Kolarov and David Silva on the touchlines.