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Published: Wed, January 03, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus faces long absence with knee ligament injury

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus faces long absence with knee ligament injury

Gabriel Jesus has posted an update on his nasty-looking injury suffered against Crystal Palace.

City said on their website that Jesus had "suffered a medial collateral ligament injury" and will have further examinations this week to establish the extent of his lay-off.

In the first half of the 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park, the Brazil No.9 went down after twisting his left knee awkwardly when stretching for the ball. Mild MCL injuries tend to heal within three to six weeks but more severe injuries could take up to 12 weeks to fully fix.

He wrote: "Today I went through an image exam on my left knee that diagnosed a small medial collateral ligament injury!" Promise to be back as soon as possible. Thanks for all the fans support and positive thoughts!

The injury is a setback for the Premier League leaders who may now consider making an offer for Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez in the January transfer window rather than waiting until the Chile star is a free agent at the end of the season.

It comes at a bad time for City with Kevin De Bruyne also facing a spell on the sidelines after being injured following a foul by Jason Puncheon at Selhurst Park. However, the 20-year old took to Instagram to play down the severity of his injury.

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