Pep Guardiola has stated that Ferran Torres will be out for up to three months due to a foot injury sustained while on international duty.
Despite suffering an injury in a win over Italy earlier in the week, the 21-year-old played in Spain's UEFA Nations League final loss to France on Sunday.
On Thursday, City announced that the talented forward had suffered an injury, with a statement on the club's website indicating that Torres had returned to Manchester for testing and would continue to be watched.
Now, Guardiola has given an update on his return to play for the Sky Blues ahead of their Premier League match against Burnley at the weekend.
"(Ferran) Torres will be out for two to three months," said the Catalan in his pre-match press conference on Friday.
The Spain international now faces the possibility of missing the rest of the season.
Guardiola also spoke about the nature of Torres' injury, as he added: "Injuries can happen here (at City), at home, the national teams. It happens. I know the manager from Spain (Luis Enrique), he treats Ferran as best as possible, doesn't want him to get injured.
"They try to take care, sometimes it happens. It happened with Kevin (De Bruyne) and Phil (Foden). (It) would be better not to, but it happens.
"We move forward, and when he comes back recovers after two or three months try to be ready."
Games he will miss:
The Cityzens will play the Manchester derby at Old Trafford, as well as a Champions League match against Paris Saint-Germain, in the next six weeks, while Spain will play Greece and Sweden in World Cup qualifiers next month.