Manchester City have come out to make an official confirmation of a long-term knee ligament damage to attacker, Gabriel Jesus.
In simple and plain language, the Citizens have made a disclosure that the Brazilian has sustained a severe knee injury.
City have further made a revelation that the in-form forward actually “suffered a medial collateral ligament injury” on Sunday evening.
And that was during the Citizens’ barren draw with Crystal Palace in the Premier League which held at Selhurst Park.
Jesus had to forcefully leave the field of play in the 23rd minute of the encounter after falling pretty badly.
The 20-year-old also needed a few consolation on the touchline as he feared he had picked up a serious problem.
And a series of medical examinations which the striker underwent have gone on to reveal the gravity of the problem.
“Manchester City can confirm for a fact that our player, Gabriel Jesus has suffered a medial collateral ligament injury.
“And that was during the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday,” a statement on the club’s official website read.
“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.”
There is, however, presently no schedule for when Jesus is likely to make a return to competitive action for City.
Meanwhile, the enterprising player has so far netted 10 goals in 27 outings across all competitions for City this season.
Back in February, Jesus cropped a broken metatarsal during the Citizens’ Premier League game against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.
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