Manchester City captain Fernandinho is expected to miss the next four to six weeks after picking up a leg injury in the closing stages of the 3-1 win over Porto on Wednesday night.
The Brazilian veteran only came on as a substitute with five minutes to go in the game but he had to be replaced himself in injury time by John Stones. Supporters on Twitter are growing frustrated with the number of players currently on the treatment table:
Huge huge loss???
— Nsima SpeldidPal Aekong (@NsimaEkong17) October 21, 2020
Here we go again
— ??⚡️2️⃣ (@mxnciteh) October 21, 2020
— Mahmoud Kamal (@Mk_Tobi) October 21, 2020
What is happening ?
— Sagar Reddy (@sagarreddy121) October 21, 2020
I guess he’s missed a few games here and there over the last two seasons, but injuries have been few and far between for Ferna so this is especially unfortunate. Definitely looked like one that will be 1-2 months in length.
— Jon Peck (@abellwillring) October 21, 2020
even when we win we lose
— Kieran ?? (@CTID_KB) October 21, 2020
This one, does not spark joy
— Snollygoster (@paddytattersall) October 21, 2020
— Jamesmcfc10 (@Jamesmcfc101) October 21, 2020
Nathan Ake, Gabriel Jesus and Benjamin Mendy are all still out of action, but there is some good news on the injury front with both Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte now both back out on the training pitch.
It’s unlikely that either player will be available for tomorrow’s game against West Ham but they could be back in contention to feature in the games against Marseille and Sheffield United next week.