Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus out ‘for more than a month’ with knee injury

first_imgManchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has been ruled out of action after he suffered a knee ligament injury in the Premier League game against Crystal Palace on Sunday.WATCH FULL VIDEOCity confirmed that Jesus had “suffered a medial collateral ligament injury” and will have further examinations this week to establish the extent of his lay-off.City manager Pep Guardiola said immediately after the match that Jesus would “be out for a little bit more than one month.”The 20-year-old forward left the Selhurst Park pitch in tears after landing awkwardly during the first half and had to be consoled by his club’s medical staff.”Today I went through an image exam on my left knee that diagnosed a small medial collateral ligament injury,” Jesus wrote on Instagram on Monday.”Thank God it is not very bad and I won’t have to go through any surgery procedure. Promise to be back as soon as possible.”City are 12 points clear at the top of the table before facing mid-table Watford at home on Tuesday.After 18 games and more than four months, City’s record-breaking run in the Premier League finally ended with the 0-0 draw vs Palace.But dropping points for the first time since August – and failing to score in a league game for the first time since January – might be the least of City’s worries.Guardiola can at least console himself that his team head into 2018 with a 12-point lead with 17 games remaining. Finishing the season unbeaten, emulating Arsenal’s “Invincibles” of 2003-04, is also still a possibility.advertisement”Maybe Arsene (Wenger) is worried about that,” Guardiola said, “but I tell him many times that 2004 run is for him.”Thirteen years later, Wenger is still in the Premier League and, like Guardiola, still breaking records.The Frenchman took charge of his 811th match in the Premier League – a record in a division that was inaugurated in 1992 – when Arsenal visited West Brom in the final game of 2017, and saw his team concede in the 89th minute from a disputed penalty to draw 1-1.last_img read more