England man seeks help on toe problem, whilst Martin Kelly hit by knee injury.
England and Manchester City midfielder James Milner will consult specialist help this week after missing Sunday's Premier League clash against Arsenal with a toe injury.
The 26-year-old was absent from Roberto Mancini's squad for the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium, but City will now assess the injury ahead of a busy run of games for the club, including this week's tie against Milner's former club Aston Villa in the League Cup.
"Milner has a problem in his toe," revealed Mancini. "He has pain and will see a specialist on Monday and after that we'll decide what to do."
Milner has been a regular for England over the years, winning caps at U16, U17, U19, U20 and Under-21 level before making his Senior bow against Netherlands in 2009 and he will be hoping to be fit for the next World Cup qualifying matches against San Marino and Poland in October.
Meanwhile, England Under-21 and Liverpool defender Martin Kelly is hoping to be back in action in early 2013 after picking up a knee injury during Sunday's game with Manchester United at Anfield.
Kelly limped off after appearing to fall awkwardly in the later stages of the game, which Liverpool lost by 2-1 and the 22-year-old revealed on Twitter that he's confident of returning to first-team action.
"What I can say is it's not the worst injury I've had, and for sure I'll be fighting for my place next year when I'm back fitter and stronger."
Kelly was part of Stuart Pearce's Under-21 team who beat Norway earlier this month to confirm their place in the Play-Off for a spot in next summer's European Championship Finals in Israel.
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