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James Milner

Midfielder     Manchester City  Premier


STATUS:  Game-Time Decision   INJURY:  Knee    EST. RETURN:  4/6/2015

Nationality:  England    

March 27, 2015    James Milner News

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Milner will not travel to Turin for Tuesday's international friendly against Italy because of a knee issue, the Daily Mirror reports.

Milner has been dealing with a knee problem for the past few weeks, so it's not entirely surprising he will sit out the friendly. He will use the time off to recover and hope to be ready April 6 to face Crystal Palace.

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March 21, 2015

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Milner (knee) is available off the bench for Saturday's match against West Brom.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini said during his Friday press conference that he didn't think Milner would be fit for the match, so while he apparently is well enough to be on the bench, it's tough to expect much playing time given the issue.

March 20, 2015

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Milner will not play Saturday against West Brom due to a knee injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said Friday. "Milner has played with a problem in his knee for the last month, so I don't think (he) will make it," Pellegrini said.

Milner moves in-and-out of the starting XI, so he's tough to depend on for fantasy purposes. His absence will likely open the door for Samir Nasri and Jesus Navas to start out side.

February 23, 2015

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said Monday that Milner (knee) is 100 percent fit to face Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Milner missed Saturday's 5-0 rout of Newcastle because of the injury, but with his return to fitness, he could slot right back into the starting XI in the attacking midfield alongside David Silva and Samir Nasri.

February 20, 2015

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Milner has been ruled out for Saturday's match against Newcastle after picking up a knee injury during training.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini noted that the injury is not serious, and Milner could be available as soon as Tuesday's Champions League match against Barcelona. Samir Nasri could get the start in Milner's absence.

February 7, 2015

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Milner came on as a second-half sub and scored off a free kick two minutes into stoppage time to steal a point during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Hull City.

Milner's goal was his only shot of the game after coming on in the 65th minute for Edin Dzeko, though he did add nine crosses. The goal was his first in Premier League play this season and his excellent free-kick goal may open up further opportunities this season.

October 4, 2014

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Milner assisted on Sergio Aguero's 88th minute goal during Manchester City's 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Milner has gotten more playing time of late with Samir Nasri sidelined with a groin injury, though he doesn't have nearly the upside of the Frenchman. Nasri is expected to return after the international break, so Milner could be back on the bench for City's match against Tottenham on Oct. 18.

May 3, 2014

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Milner picked up an assist in Manchester City's 3-2 win over Everton on Saturday.

Milner, who is getting more playing time with Jesus Navas and David Silva both sidelined with ankle injuries, now has one goal and four assists in 29 Premier League appearances this season. With Navas and Silva unlikely to return for the final two games of the season, Milner should continue to see increased playing time.