Manchester City suffered an injury blow ahead of a very tough month.
The club confirmed that full-back Bacary Sagna will miss the next three weeks of action because of a hamstring injury suffered in the World Cup European Qualifier match between France and Bulgaria last Friday. The defender will return in early November, and he'll miss some very important matches.
The next six games, which Sagna will miss, are all very difficult: Everton, Southampton, West Brom (away) in the Premier League, the EFL Cup game against Manchester United at Old Trafford and two UEFA Champions League matches against Barcelona. Yeah, tough schedule to play without an important player.
With Sagna injured, Pablo Zabaleta is the only healthy right-back on the first team, which means Pep Guardiola will have to call someone from the Academy, and that someone will be EDS right-back Pablo Maffeo, who's made one first team appearance this season and will earn promotion for the next month and be Zabaleta's backup.
This is Sagna's second hamstring injury of the season, a very worrying trend. Hopefully it's the last one.