Man City confirm extent of Gabriel Jesus injury
The striker injured his foot during City's win over Bournemouth last night16:36 Tuesday 14 February 2017, 16:36 14 Feb 2017
Updated - 16.35
Man City's Premier League title hopes have been dealt a severe blow, after the club confirmed that Gabriel Jesus suffered a fracture during their win over Bournemouth last night.
The Brazilian was withdrawn in the first half of their 2-0 victory and was replaced by Sergio Aguero. The club seemed initially concerned over the nature of his injury and it now appears that Jesus could be facing an extensive stint on the sidelines.
A statement on the club website reads:
"Manchester City can confirm Gabriel Jesus suffered a fractured metatarsal during the 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday night."
Jesus' form has even drawn praise from fellow country-man Ronaldinho, who says that the young talent has the ability to be the best player in the world.
"At the moment, it is Messi. I have always said I think one day it will be Neymar. But at 19, in the future, it can be Gabriel. He has all the abilities to make that happen."
Goals from Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings (own-goal) allowed City to reduce the gap on Premier League leaders Chelsea to eight points against Bournemouth last night.
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