Ireland faces fortnight on sidelines

The midfielder, who was substituted after 55 minutes at Molineux,

was assessed on Tuesday morning and will be out for the next

fortnight. Ireland will miss the FA Cup tie against Middlesbrough

on Saturday and the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final against

city rivals United on Wednesday. City then face Blackburn at home

in the Premier League on Monday, January 11 and Everton away on the

following Saturday. But manager Roberto Mancini will hope to have

Ireland back for the second leg against United at Old Trafford on

January 19.