Another blow for Laporte
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Aymeric Laporte could be out for up to a month, following his injury against Real Madrid.
The Frenchman has had a torrid time with injuries this season.
Laporte has missed the vast majority of Premier League games, playing his first game since late August against Sheffield United a few weeks ago.
He then featured in games against West Ham and Leicester City, before starting against Real Madrid on Wednesday.
However, he was forced off with an injury in the first-half of the clash at the Bernabeu.
Manchester City still went on to win the game 2-1, but the injury to Laporte was a huge blow.
Now, Pep Guardiola has confirmed the extent of Laporte’s injury.
Laporte set for up to a month on the sidelines
Speaking ahead of Manchester City’s Carabao Cup final clash with Aston Villa on Sunday, Guardiola confirmed that Laporte is set for another spell on the sidelines.
“It’s a hamstring injury. Normally it is three weeks or a month. We try to avoid it but it has happened. Sometimes, it happens,” Guardiola explained, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
“I imagine it’s tough and you have to work hard.
“Life is not easy and always in the world the people who survive are the ones who cope with the bad moments.
“It is what it is. Accept it, work hard to come back as soon as possible.”
This will come as a big blow for Manchester City, with Laporte not only missing the Carabao Cup final, but most likely the second-leg against Real Madrid, too.
Man City have been forced to play both Fernandinho and Rodri in central defence this season due to injuries at the back.
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