‘He will be out for a long time’: Guardiola confirms Fernandinho injury blow

'He will be out for a long time': Guardiola confirms Fernandinho injury blow

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has validated that midfielder Fernandinho will be out for a long time after getting an injury against Porto in the Champions League last night.

The Brazilian midfielder is a key player for City and his lack will be a major blow for the side.

The Premier League giants are already handling injuries to Laporte, Mendy, Ake, De Bruyne and Jesus. Fernandinho’s adaptability and experience makes him an even bigger miss out on.

The Brazilian has been ever-present for Manchester City since his move to Etihad. He can play as a defensive midfielder as well as a centre back and it will be fascinating to see how Guardiola’s side handle his lack.

Fernandinho began with just 6 minutes left however he needed to off nearly instantly with a knock. Guardiola will be completely dissatisfied with the situation.

Obviously, the midfielder has chose hurt his leg in the very same place he was hurt previously.

Guardiola stated (by means of Goal): “Bad news, in the place he was injured [before]. He will be out for a long time. It’s happened. Bad news, his leg will be, I think four to six weeks out, yes it is a big blow for us with these amount of games and no people there, but it is what it is.”

Manchester City have the ways to generate more players when the transfer window resumes in January and it will be fascinating to see how the next couple of weeks unfold.

Guardiola will be wanting to win the Premier League title this year however his side have not started the season well. The injuries will only aggravate the situation for the Manchester outfit.

City will need to be at their best in the next couple of weeks to deal with this injury crisis and come away with optimum points from their approachingmatches Far, they have actually chosen up

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