"It has been a frustrating spell with the injury. Thank God it is over and I am ready to start, " he said.
"I suffered it in the last game for Inter and did not realise it was that bad. City have been right behind me and I have to thank them for that.
"I am looking forward to playing in the Premier League again and getting a run of games. When I was in Italy I followed the matches. They have been exciting and I really believe it is one of the best in the world."
Coming straight in for the jaded Gareth Barry makes sense this weekend. But in terms of a long term solution? I just don't know.