In our Manchester City injury news update, City have few injury issues to key players and is sweating on the fitness of star players like Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Laporte and others to face West Ham this weekend.
Pep Guardiola’s side have injury doubts over six key players as they head into their Premier League game against West Ham on Saturday lunchtime.
City defeated Porto 3-1 on Wednesday night in UEFA Champions League but it came at a cost as their injury woes worsened when veteran midfielder Fernandinho, who came on as a substitute, couldn’t complete the game and was forced out through injury.
Guardiola said post match to our colleagues at the Manchester Evening News that he expects the versatile midfielder to be out of action for at least a month.
“It’s bad news [on Fernandinho]. It’s in his leg I think he will be out for four to six weeks. It is a big blow for us because we need people there.”
“I think Kevin and Laporte start training tomorrow but I don’t know how they will be tomorrow and the next days so we will see,” Guardiola added.
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“Unfortunately people came back and now we have lost another but it is really important to come back.
“In three days we go to London and after we travel to France to play against Marseille and then Sheffield three days after. The schedules are so demanding and we need all the players.”
City lost another defender in Nathan Ake on the morning of the Porto game with a niggle in his groin and his status for Saturday’s early kick-off is unknown.
City could be boosted by the return of Kevin De Bruyne and Aymeric Laporte to training on Thursday but both are in a race against time to be fit for the trip to London Stadium this weekend.
Man City Left back duo Benjamin Mendy and Ake is also out of the West Ham game though Zinchenko was seen training with City squad who could help in the left back position and Cancelo is also another good option, including City striker Gabriel Jesus is out against West Ham clash.