Guardiola Hopeful Over Jesus Injury

Guardiola Hopeful Over Jesus Injury

by | 14th February 2017
Pep Guardiola with Gabriel Jesus.

Manchester City are hopeful forward Gabriel Jesus did not suffer a serious foot injury in the 2-0 Premier League victory against Bournemouth.

 

Jesus, 19, scored on his first two league starts for City but lasted just 14 minutes at Vitality Stadium after appearing to turn his ankle.

 

City will find out the extent of the problem on Tuesday.

 

“Hopefully it won’t be for a long time,” City boss Pep Guardiola told the BBC. “We will have to wait.”

 

Jesus, who arrived from Palmeiras in January, scored in wins over West Ham and Swansea and was looking to become only the third City player – after Emmanuel Adebayor and Kevin de Bruyne – to find the net on each of his first three Premier League starts for the club.

 

However, the injury meant the Brazil international was replaced by Sergio Aguero – the third straight game in which the Argentina striker had been left on the bench by Guardiola.

 

The Spaniard said: “Sergio played good. He fought and scored a goal for his confidence and I am so happy for him. He was important before the game and is still important.”

 

Aguero’s ‘goal’ was officially recorded as a Tyrone Mings own goal after the forward’s effort was deflected in by the Bournemouth defender.

 

 
– BBC

 

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