Brazilian striker Robinho will not be fit to return to the Manchester City side for at least another two weeks, manager Mark Hughes said on Tuesday.
Robinho, who joined City for a British transfer record fee of 32.5 million pounds just over a year ago, suffered a stress fracture in his right ankle when he played for Brazil against Argentina in a World Cup qualifier on Sept. 5.
He has missed four City matches since then, including the 3-1 Premier League win over West Ham United on Monday.
"His foot is still in plaster and he is not training, just doing work in the gym," Hughes said on Tuesday.
"I imagine it will be another two to three weeks before he is fit again."