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Manchester City confirm Gabriel Jesus injury, no timetable set for return

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This is Manchester City, so nothing nice can ever happen. Nothing. Ever. So you have this player, Gabriel Jesus, who takes the Premier League by storm and completely changes the mood around City, and his presence alone immediately turn City into title contenders. And then he gets injured.

It was in the first 10 minutes of the Monday's match away to AFC Bournemouth, and he injured himself going after a cross, landing awkwardly on his right foot and going off a few minutes later. We all thought it was just a precautionary measure, but the injury was serious.

Reports claimed with was a broken metatarsal, and he would miss a long time. Still, it was from sources outside the club, and there was still hope it was just a knock.

But nope, it's not a knock.

Manchester City can confirm Gabriel Jesus suffered a fractured metatarsal during the 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday night... He will undergo further examinations in the coming days to establish the extent of his layoff.


There are now two options for Jesus: 1. He can undergo surgery and miss 8-12 weeks of action, but heal the problem completely; 2. He can undergo physical therapy and come back after a month, but there's a big risk of aggravating the injury and being out for an even longer period, of up to four months.

Gabriel reportedly opted for surgery, which basically rules him out for the season. There's a chance he'd be back for a potential UEFA Champions League semifinal or Final, but that's unlikely. He'll be ready for preseason, though, and he'd enter the new season completely healthy and ready to play.

Get well soon, Jesus. You're awesome.