Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has offered a positive update on his knee injury by saying it is “not very bad” and does not require surgery.
The Brazilian picked up the problem in the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park and was forced off in tears.
However, he has now taken to Instagram to give fans a bit more insight into the nature of his current injury, here’s what he said:
“Today I went through an image exam on my left knee that diagnosed a small medial colateral ligament injury! Thanks god it is not very bad and I won’t have to go through any surgery procedure. Promise to be back as soon as possible! Thanks for all the fans support and positive thoughts! Happy new year! 2018 is going to be my year!”
Source | Instagram
Manchester City have also released a statement on the striker’s condition and said he is set to have further tests to determine the severity of the problem.
“Manchester City can confirm Gabriel Jesus suffered a medial collateral ligament injury during the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday.
“He will undergo further examinations in the coming days to establish the extent of his lay-off.
“We wish Gabriel a speedy recovery and we will keep you updated on his progress via the Club's official channels.”
Source | Manchester City
It seems as though the full extent of Jesus’s injury is yet to be fully known and initial estimates are suggesting he could be out for anything between three and 12 weeks.
Let’s hope it is not as bad as first feared and that we can see Jesus back in action as soon as possible.