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Manchester City get bad news on Jesus

Press Association logoPress Association 14/02/2017

Manchester City have suffered a large blow to their title hopes with Gabriel Jesus suffering a fractured foot that could keep him out for up to three months

The 19-year-old Brazil striker limped out of City's Premier League win at Bournemouth on Monday after just 15 minutes and underwent tests on Tuesday morning.

"Manchester City can confirm Gabriel Jesus suffered a fractured metatarsal during the 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday night," A club statement read.

"He will undergo further examinations in the coming days to establish the extent of his layoff."

The news is a blow for City, who resume their Champions League campaign next week as Monaco visit the Etihad Stadium in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

Jesus has made an immediate impact at City after joining the club in AGBP27million ($A44 million) deal from Palmeiras in January.

He has scored three goals in his five appearances, including an injury-time winner against Swansea, and so impressive were his performances he was being selected ahead of top scorer Sergio Aguero.

That situation had sparked fresh speculation over the future of Aguero, who has scored 154 goals for City since joining the club in 2011.

Aguero, 28, replaced Jesus at the Vitality Stadium and forced the Tyrone Mings own goal which saw City complete their 2-0 victory and move to second in the Premier League.

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