Sane suffers injury vs Liverpool
Leroy Sane has been key to Manchester City’s success in recent seasons.
The German’s blistering pace and skill have caused havoc for a host of Premier League backlines in the last two campaigns, with the 2018/19 season seeing Sane net 10 and assist 11 in 31 outings.
However, the former Schalke man has spent the majority of the current campaign sidelined.
The 24-year-old damaged his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Man City’s Community Shield triumph over Liverpool back in August of 2019.
Sane praises Mendy & Gundogan
Sane has since missed 44 games for the Citizens.
But before the Premier League season was halted, the winger did look to be edging closer to a return, with Pep Guardiola stating earlier this month that Sane was back in training.
And now, in a recent interview, the German international has opened up on his injury troubles, claiming that it was the hardest injury he has had during his career:
“It was the hardest and longest injury that I’ve ever had in my career. It is difficult.
“Especially the first day after the surgery because you can’t move at all and that’s not something any of us athletes are used to.
“You have to push yourself every day because you know it’s a long rehab, but it is a good opportunity to work more on other weaknesses and that’s why I took it as a chance to recover well and come back strong.”
Sane would also praise the support given to him by Man City teammates Ilkay Gundogan and Benjamin Mendy during his recovery, both of whom have had similarly long injuries whilst on City’s books:
“The whole team supported me, of course.
“But I was especially talking to Gundogan and Mendy a little bit more about the injury, what they did, what could happen and their experience with everything.
“It helped me a lot to know how certain stuff feels and what can happen. It helped me and I’m very pleased that they pushed me along with that.”
All quotes via Manchester City’s official website.