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Jesus could miss remainder of season

Read Sport logo Read Sport 17/02/2017 Matt Astbury
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed that striker Gabriel Jesus will have a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

The Brazilian was withdrawn from City’s clash with Bournemouth on Monday night after 15 minutes, and scans afterwards showed that he had fractured his metatarsal.

Jesus underwent successful surgery in Barcelona but Guardiola admitted that he does not know when to expect Jesus to return to the side.

“Last night, he made an operation and it was good,”

“Now it’s important he recovers well and he’s going back when he will be fit, at the end of the season or next season.”

“People say [he will be out] between two and three months.”

The absence of Jesus means that Sergio Aguero is City’s main striking option but there have been rumours of the Argentine looking to move on after starting the last three matches on the bench.

Guardiola, however, said he was impressed by the professionalism shown by the striker.

“He was from the beginning of the season, not just these three games, playing always good – not just Sergio, all the players.”

“It’s not easy for the players who do not play and be out for a long, long time in many cases, like Kelechi Iheanacho,  or the other players. Their behaviour has been more than professional, it was perfect, and Sergio too.”

City are back in action on Saturday, where they travel to face Huddersfield in the FA Cup.


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