The right-back missed Sunday's victory over Wolves at Molineux but tests have confirmed he did not suffer a tear and City are hopeful Richards will be available for the match at the Etihad Stadium.
Elsewhere, Liverpool have lost midfielder Charlie Adam for the remainder of the season, starting with Saturday's trip to Norwich, due to a knee injury.
Sunderland, who have Craig Gardner suspended for Saturday's home game with Bolton, will also be without Seb Larsson for what remains of the campaign due to a hernia problem.
Check the full table below for all the latest injury and suspension news from the Premier League clubs.
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