Aymeric Laporte’s injury timetable after Man City confirm knee op

Man City confirm Aymeric Laporte knee operation

On Wednesday, Manchester City have posted an update regarding Aymeric Laporte.

Laporte suffered a knee injury during Man City’s Premier League match against Brighton last weekend.

City have posted the following update on social media:

Aymeric Laporte has undergone surgery on his knee after damaging his cartilage and lateral meniscus during Saturday’s win over Brighton. 

The surgery, carried out by Dr Ramon Cugat in Barcelona, was successful and a more detailed prognosis will be provided in due course.

Aymeric Laporte injury timetable

The glaring omission in Man City’s update was a timeframe regarding the French defender’s likely comeback.

Filling in the blanks, the Atheltic’s Sam Lee has posted his insight into Laporte’s injury timetable.

In a key observation, it’s noted that “Laporte didn’t damage his ACL”.

Had that happened, the defender’s campaign may have been over.

Sam Lee steered clear of naming any precise comeback date, however he reported that Laporte should “be back in the second part of the season, although meniscus can still be troublesome.”

Aymeric Laporte Instagram update


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Bonjour à tous, Suite à l’opération réalisée avec succès hier en debut de soirée, je souhaitais vous remercier pour tous vos messages de soutien ces derniers jours. Je me sens vraiment soutenu et reconnu! Ma condition physique ne me permettent pas d’aller en Equipe de France, je suis triste de ne pas réaliser mon tant attendu début avec les bleus. Je suis reconnaissant envers le sélectionneur de m’avoir transmis son soutien et ses encouragements. A partir de maintenant, nous décomptons les jours pour mon retour sur les terrains. Hi everyone! After successful completion of yesterday evenings surgery, I would like to say thanks for all your messages of support during the last few days. I feel trully loved and so thankful about it. I am sad for not being able to join the national team and to not fulfill my dream of making the debut with les bleus. I would like to thank the Coach for being so supportive. From now on we start counting down the days to go back to the pitch. Hola a todos, Tras la operacion realizada con éxito en la tarde/noche de ayer, dar las gracias por los mensajes de apoyo durante todos estos dias. Me siento muy querido y agradecido. Al no estar en condiciones fisicas, me siento triste por no poder acudir con la seleccion francesa y no haber podido hacer realidad el tan esperado debut con los blues. Agradecer al seleccionador por transmitirme su cercania y animo. A partir de ahora empezamos a restar dias para la vuelta a los terrenos de juego. #AL #FFF #mancity 🇫🇷 🦈

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Who are Man City’s centre-backs?

Laporte’s injury is a significant blow to Pep Guardiola.

Arguably, centre-half is the one position where City are short on numbers.

Should City have bought a replacement for Vincent Kompany over the summer?

With Laporte out of the picture, the assumption is that Nicolas Otamendi and John Stones will start together.

However, Stones appears out of favour in Manchester, leaving Fernandinho as the other realistic alternative.

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