Robinho return from injury delayed by setback

Manchester City forward Robinho faces another two weeks on the sidelines after a setback in his recovery from an ankle injury.

City had hoped the Brazil international would be fit for Tuesday’s League Cup match against Scunthorpe.

But after two months without action, it is now likely he won’t be fit until the Nov. 7 meeting with Burnley in the Premier League.

And with a two-week international break following that, manager Mark Hughes indicated Thursday that he might not deploy Robinho until the next match against Liverpool on Nov. 21.

Hughes says the stress fracture “hasn’t healed as quickly as we anticipated.”

Hughes added that “it’s important we don’t put him at risk” after the latest setback.