The Citizens have suffered a massive injury blow ahead of their crucial run of games.
Manchester City forward Phil Foden has suffered acute appendicitis while being on international duty with England.
Foden withdrew from England’s camp after the team’s training session on Saturday. The 22-year-old underwent surgery in London and plans to start his rehabilitation process in Manchester.
The Citizens have confirmed Foden’s absence in City’s upcoming clash against Liverpool. However, there’s growing concern that the England international could miss more games for City in the coming weeks.
“Manchester City can confirm Phil Foden has left the England squad after undergoing surgery in London for acute appendicitis,” the club’s statement reads.
“Phil will now return to Manchester to begin rehabilitation.
“He will not be fit for this weekend’s Premier League game at home to Liverpool and it is unclear at this stage how long he will be unavailable for.
“Everyone at Manchester City wishes Phil a speedy recovery.”
Man City are yet to provide a timeframe for Foden’s recovery.
However, according to John Cross, he is a doubt for City’s Champions League clashes against Bayern Munich. If the Mirror journalist’s assessment is correct, Foden could stay out of action for four weeks.
Foden’s absence is a major blow for Man City’s attacking line, who might also have to play without Erling Haaland against Bayern.
The strike left Norway’s squad with an injury and returned to Manchester early in the international break.