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Man City Sweat On The Fitness Of Injured Duo Ahead Of Run-In

Man City Sweat On The Fitness Of Injured Duo Ahead Of Run-In

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola is currently sweating on the fitness of Bernardo Silva and Jack Grealish after the duo suffered injury in the Cityzens’ 3-1 win over FC Copenhagen in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie on Tuesday night.

Grealish, making his first start in over a month, was taken off the pitch after just 21 minutes due to a groin injury. And Silva, who netted City’s second goal, took a severe hit to his ankle in the second half.

Saturday’s clash between City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium will set up a pivotal month of March, which also includes matches against Manchester United, Liverpool, Brighton, and Arsenal.

“I didn’t speak with the doctor but it looks muscular with Jack,” said Guardiola as echoed by ESPN.

“The last few days his mood in training was much better.

“He felt it on the grass and started to complain. The players can feel it immediately if it’s muscular. He wanted to continue but we didn’t want to make the damage even worse. We’ll take tests tomorrow [Wednesday]. Bernardo has a big knock on his ankle.”

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While midfielder Mateo Kovacic and defender Josko Gvardiol were unable to travel to Denmark due to injuries, Guardiola has welcomed back fully fit Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland to his squad.

This is going to be a huge blow to Guardiola’s side ahead of the season run-in. The Cityzens are on course to claim another treble having achieved such an incredible feat last season.

City are just two points adrift of Premier League table-toppers, Liverpool. They are still in contention to win the FA Cup and are one of the huge favourites to win this season’s Champions League.

In order to claim back-to-back treble glory, Guardiola will hope he has his squad fully fit to call on to.

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