Following the start of a season which has been flooded with mounting injury concerns, loanee Philippe Sandler is the latest Manchester City player having to go on the treatment table.
The Dutch defender signed for Pep Guardiola’s side in the summer of 2018, making the move from PEC Zwolle.
Sandler, who is currently out on loan at Belgian side Anderlecht, playing under the tutelage of City legend Vincent Kompany, will reportedly be out for the foreseeable future due to a serious knee injury.
According to journalist Christophe Franken via Sport Witness, Sandler will have to undergo a knee operation after visiting City doctor Ramon Cugat in Barcelona.
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The 22-year-old had been impressing somewhat for Kompany’s side, making 10 appearances for the club this campaign before his recent setback.
He will now join Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Rodrigo and Leroy Sane on the sidelines for treatment – though it’s unclear whether he returned to England for his rehabilitation or remained in Belgium.
Indeed, it appears the Premier League champions’ curse with injuries is stretching beyond the bounds of Manchester to their loanees abroad as well – with Guardiola probably in utter disbelief over their misfortune with player fitness.
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