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Manchester City: Fans remaining circumspect about Aymeric Laporte injury

Manchester City: Fans remaining circumspect about Aymeric Laporte injury

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte could be out of action for some time after being stretchered off with a knee injury in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Brighton.

The Daily Mail has reported that the 25-year-old has flown to Barcelona for a scan on his knee from specialist surgeon Dr Ramon Cugat, and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville feels that it could be a significant blow to Manchester City’s chances of winning a third straight Premier League title.

Manchester City-focused Twitter account City Chief (@City_Chief) tweeted comments from Neville about Laporte’s injury.

The absence of the French defender comes at a time when Pep Guardiola is dealing with multiple injury concerns in his squad.

Fellow centre-back John Stones has missed the last three games with a thigh strain, while Leroy Sane has been sidelined until next year after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament and Benjamin Mendy has been out since last season after undergoing knee surgery during the summer.

But despite those body blows, these Manchester City fans on Twitter don’t think Laporte’s absence will seriously harm their trophy prospects this season:

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