Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been dealt an injury blow ahead of an even more congested Christmas period than before.
All Premier League teams are set to play three games in the space of just over a week and need all the players they can get to avoid fatigue.
That isn’t helped when one of your biggest prospects gets injured and that is exactly what has happened at the Etihad.
Extremely talented youngster Phil Foden featured in the Carabao Cup clash with Leicester City and came off worse for wear.
The player has burst onto the scene and there is no doubt he would have been given a run out in the busy period.
Though, Pep Guardiola has given an update on his fitness and it isn’t great news.
“He’s injured,” explained Guardiola.
“It’s not good. For the last fixtures of this year, he will not be available.”
“We were unlucky with Phil against Leicester. It’s ankle ligaments.”
While it may not seem that serious that the player will only be out for up to a month, it is the injury which is worrying
Ankle ligament injury is certainly nothing to scoff at and it could become a big issue for the youngster.
He will certainly not want that with his career finally taking off and no doubt he will be used sparingly when he returns.
Phil Foden starting for Manchester City at the age of 17. When I was 17 I had been working at McDonald’s for a year and I still didn’t know how to make a quarter pounder
— Steve Guest (@Steve_Guest90) December 19, 2017
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