STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Manchester City player Foden sidelined by foot injury for up to four weeks

City open their Premier League defence away to Tottenham on Sunday with Foden also set to miss clashes against Norwich and Arsenal.

Published: 12th August 2021 11:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th August 2021 11:12 AM   |  A+A-

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden (Photo| AP)

By AFP

LONDON: Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden is set to miss the first month of the Premier League season due to a foot injury he sustained at Euro 2020.

The 21-year-old missed England's final defeat to Italy due to the problem and is unlikely to feature before September's international break.

City open their Premier League defence away to Tottenham on Sunday with Foden also set to miss clashes against Norwich and Arsenal.

"It is still a little bit sore," Foden told Sky Sports. 

"It was such a shame to do it just before the Euro final. It was really unfortunate but I am working hard in the gym and hopefully I can get back as soon as possible.

"I would say it will be around three to four weeks. Hopefully it flies by and I can just get back on the pitch."

Foden's injury will means he will have to wait to line up alongside international teammate Jack Grealish, who became the first ever £100 million English player last week after sealing a move from Aston Villa.

"I am really happy he has signed here and hopefully I can just get back playing with him and enjoy my football," added Foden.

"He's fearless on the ball and can change a game on his own. He's a really special player for us and he's going to be key for us."

City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne is also set to miss the start of the Premier League season with the ankle ligament injury he sustained on international duty with Belgium at Euro 2020.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp