Gabriel Jesus might be out for weeks, reports suggest

Gabriel Jesus might be out for weeks, reports suggest

Well, things at Manchester City are not really going well when it comes to fitness, as reports indicate that Gabriel Jesus has now joined Sergio Aguero on the sidelines.

The Telegraph reports that the Brazil international will be out for up to three weeks after suffering an injury in Monday’s win at Wolves.

The Citizens’ 2-1 defeat of Bournemouth saw 17-year-old Liam Delap make his senior debut and score. Therefore, questions will be raised as to whether the youngster should start against Leicester City on Sunday.

Alternative options could mean fielding Raheem Sterling centrally with the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Bernando Silva or new signing Ferran Torres deployed in the wide areas.

Jesus has not been called up for Brazil's next international fixtures and a statement from the national team said: “[On] Wednesday the English team contacted the doctor of the Brazilian national team, Rodrigo Lasmar, reporting the athlete’s injury detected after the game against Wolverhampton on Monday.”

Tonight, Jesus has tweeted: “I’ll be back soon”.

Guardiola will be keen to continue a strong, yet delayed, start to the league season. The tricky opening day 3-1 away win at Wolves showed Pep’s side will be once again challenging Liverpool for the title.

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