Friday, 20 July, 2018

Jesus Injury Blow For City

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Kristopher Love | 02 January, 2018, 20:01

He played on after receiving treatment and aggravated the injury, leaving the pitch in tears before limping out of Selhurst Park on crutches and in a knee brace.

City and Jesus will hope it will reduce his time on the sidelines, after the club revealed their player had suffered a medial collateral ligament injury.

Jesus quickly came out on social media to calm fears of a lengthy absence, saying that the injury was "small" and that it would not require surgery.

Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne picked up injuries against Crystal Palace and Fabian Delph and Vincent Kompany are doubtful after missing the Palace game. Thank God it is not very bad and I won't have to go through any surgery procedure.

Ahead of their their match against Watford in the Premier League this evening, it's been confirmed the striker suffered knee ligament damage in their 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday.

City have declined to give a time-frame for his return yet, with further information sure to follow in the coming days.

We wish Gabriel a speedy recovery and we will keep you updated on his progress via the Club's official channels. Thanks for all the fans support and positive thoughts!

Gabriel, 20, who left Selhurst Park on crutches, is likely to be sent to the Barcelona clinic of Ramon Cugat, the doctor who treated him when he suffered a fractured metatarsal last season. De Bruyne was stretchered off at the end and although the injury appears innocuous, he may miss today's home match against Watford.

"It's a tradition. I have to adapt". It is what it is. But the league is the league.

"Sometimes you have three days' recovery, sometimes four, sometimes two, everybody is the same".