Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero will miss this weekend's Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke but is poised to return to training next week.
The striker has missed four games with a hamstring injury but could be back in contention for the Capital One Cup final against Sunderland on March 2.
Midfielder James Milner is available again after his midweek European suspension and captain Vincent Kompany is not affected by a hamstring twinge. Defender Matija Nastasic is the only other notable absentee.
Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero is expected to be out for a month with a hamstring injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini has announced.
The Argentina striker hobbled off during City's 5-1 Barclays Premier League win at Tottenham on Wednesday.
The injury will rule Aguero, who has scored 26 goals this season, out of the first leg of City's Champions League last-16 tie against Barcelona as well as Premier League and FA Cup games against Chelsea.