Latest Manchester City Injury News

Latest Manchester City Injury News

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed the extent of Ilkay Gundogan’s latest injury, saying he expects the German to be back soon.

Gundogan has had a torrid time with injuries in the past, most recently suffering a knee injury that kept him out since 2016. The German made his return from that injury on Wednesday night, during City’s 2-1 victory over West Brom in the League Cup. However, the victory was marred by Gundogan limping off injured in the second half after a hefty tackle by Claudio Yacob.

The midfielder will have a scan on his knee in the coming days, but Guardiola was quick to dismiss reports that the injury was as serious as first feared.

After the game, Guardiola said: “I think it’s not serious, it’s not eight months, but a little injury. Unfortunately the action is tough. He will be back soon hopefully. Thursday we will make a test. The physio and doctor told me it’s not big issue.”

“I’ll have to review [Yacob’s tackle]. It’s from behind but I don’t know if he touched the ball or not. I didn’t see the image.”

“Fortunately Gundogan is coming back soon. I suffer for him. He was on the grass and at that moment you think the wrong situation. You can’t imagine, for eight months, to be fighting every day alone.”
[Quotes via Sky Sports]

Manchester City’s only other casualty is skipper Vincent Kompany, who like Gundogan, has suffered with persistent injuries himself. Kompany’s latest set back is a calf injury, and Guardiola recently confirmed the Belgian was close to returning to action – with him expected to make an appearance for the Sky Blues this weekend against Crystal Palace