Tevez set to miss crunch Liverpool clash after partner's pregnancy hits problems
Published 11:01 14/02/10 By David Anderson
Carlos Tevez is a doubt for next Sunday's Champions League crunch with Liverpool after making a trans-Atlantic mercy dash to Argentina to be by the side of his expecting partner.
Her pregnancy has run into problems just weeks before she is due to give birth and Manchester City have granted Tevez indefinite compassionate leave to be with her.
The Argentina striker jetted off from Manchester on Saturday and is not expected back for tomorrow's crunch league clash with Stoke at the Britannia.
Tevez could also miss City's showdown with Champions League rivals Liverpool at Eastlands on Sunday and the Blues have told him to take as much time as he needs.
City sorely missed their 19-goal top scorer in their disappointing 1-1 FA Cup draw against Stoke and boss Roberto Mancini said: "There is a family problem and I don't know how long he will stay.
"I don't think Carlos can come back for Tuesday. I don't think he can play. I hope he can recover some time. I hope so, but it's difficult."