Gabriel Jesus is going through a month on the sidelines as Manchester Metropolis’s dire damage scenario will get worse.
With membership document scorer Sergio Aguero certainly one of seven first-teamers to overlook the opening Premier League recreation at Wolves, Jesus led the road and scored in a 3-1 win. Nevertheless, a muscular damage picked up in that recreation means the Brazilian will likely be unable to shoulder the goalscoring burden of changing Aguero and leaves Pep Guardiola with no recognised strikers to select from for the upcoming video games.
Metropolis face Leicester on Sunday within the Premier League earlier than journeys to fellow top-flight sides Burnley and Leeds within the subsequent week and Guardiola must discover a resolution in his depleted pack, with 17-year-old Liam Delap unexpectedly in rivalry after scoring on debut within the Carabao Cup this week.
“We do not have Sergio, we do not have Gabriel. Now we have Liam,” mentioned the supervisor with a weary smile.
“Now we have many choices. Cole Palmer can play as a striker too. We’ll see,” he added. “Sergio nonetheless hasn’t skilled and Gabriel was injured in opposition to Wolves so he will likely be out for a month.”
Metropolis can’t count on a lot respite both within the worldwide break earlier than they return with Premier League video games with Arsenal, West Ham and Sheffield United and the beginning of the Champions League in October. Aleks Zinchenko, Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo all returned from September camps with their nationwide groups carrying damage and are usually not anticipated to be again earlier than the second half of October on the earliest.