Despite scoring a crucial goal to secure City’s victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers in our opening game of the season, Gabriel Jesus sustained an injury which became known when he had to withdrawn from the Brazilian squad a few days later. The severity of the injury was more than first assumed and it was discovered to be to his thigh.
Originally, during a livestream video Jesus suggested that he would return to training this week, however he would not be match fit for a further 5-6 weeks. However, he confirmed this as a misunderstanding and @TheCitizensBR confirmed the City striker had intended to say he will return to the team in 1-2 weeks. This good news means Jesus may even be fit to start for the Blues against Liverpool on November 8th. Jesus has also been called up to the Brazilian national team for their fixtures in November, implying he is nearly ready to resume first team duties.
On the other hand, as far as we are aware, the news on Sergio Aguero is not as positive. The Argentine was replaced at half time by Phil Foden in the 1-1 draw against West Ham United. Initially, City fans hoped Pep Guardiola was making a tactical substitution, however in a post-match interview Guardiola confirmed the news we dreaded, Aguero had in fact been substituted due to an injury.
It was further confirmed by Pep to BT Sport that the injury was not a recurring one, but to his hamstring. Aguero is expected to be undergoing further testing today (26/10/20) to determine whether he will join the squad in Marseille for Tuesday nights Champions League fixture. It will also confirm how long Aguero will be facing a spell on the side-lines.
With both recognised strikers still missing for City, and Raheem Sterling having to come out of position to fill in as a false 9, is it time for Guardiola to give the likes of Liam Delap a chance in the Premier League?