The Man City fans in the Transfer Tavern are concerned about their side’s current injury problems. The Citizens are missing a number of crucial players at present, with Leroy Sane, Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph all currently out of action.
Gabriel Jesus has also missed the last few weeks through injury, much to the frustration of our resident Citizens, and it’s looking likely that it will be a while before the Brazilian is ready to return to action.
Following Man City’s 3-0 win over West Brom on Wednesday, Pep Guardiola has revealed, via Sam Lee of Goal on Twitter, that Jesus is still ‘three to four weeks’ away from returning – with the 20-year-old evidently still some way off a return.
Guardiola says Jesus will be out for three or four more weeks but doesn't know for sure
— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Goal) January 31, 2018
Jesus has been out of action since the turn of the year. He enjoyed a solid start to the season, picking 8 Premier League goals, but as has been the case before for the Brazilian, injury has prevented his fantastic progress from continuing.
This leaves Man City with a slight concern in the attack, with Sergio Aguero now likely to have to lead the line on his own for the next few weeks at least. The Argentine himself doesn’t have the best injury record, so this is a worry for the Citizens.
Nonetheless, Man City do have enough attacking firepower to share the load somewhat, and so Pep Guardiola won’t be too worried.
That being said, he’ll want Jesus to be back as soon as possible.
There has been a lot of uncertainty over Jesus’ injury timeline, and if this Guardiola estimation ends up being true, the Brazilian could be set to miss a total of two months worth of action.
That’s certainly a significant blow for the club, and with the Citizens slowly facing more competition in recent weeks, they could really do with a bit more firepower.
Man City fans – thoughts?
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