Manchester City’s midfield general Rodri has to put to bed any fears that he suffered a serious knee injury against Fluminense. The midfielder was on the end of a crunching tackle from Fluminense substitute Alexander in the 70th minute. It sparked fears that Rodri had suffered a serious injury when the incident occurred.
Rodri was then substituted just after Phil Foden had put the game to bed to make it 3-nil moments after the horrendous challenge. Pep Guardiola’s side would beat Fluminense 4-nil to claim the FIFA Club World Cup.
SkySports reporter Kaveh Solhekol posted on X post-game that Rodri had told him that he would be fit to play Everton in the world champions next game. The treble winners travel to Goodison Park next in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.
Rodri says he will be fit to play for Man City against Everton on Wednesday. Left the stadium tonight with light strapping on his right knee but was walking normally. Says tackle was one of the worst he’s experienced in his career. Says he almost cried but he’s absolutely fine.
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) December 22, 2023
It will come as a relief to Manchester City that Rodri appears to have escaped serious injury. Pep Guardiola’s side has lost every game this season that the Spanish international has missed. He has missed four games this season due to suspension. Rodri missed the Premier League defeats to Arsenal, Wolves and Aston Villa. He also missed the Carabao Cup defeat to Newcastle United at St. James Park.
The FIFA Club World Cup winners will now travel back to Manchester following their success in Saudi Arabia. They are next in action on Wednesday evening against Everton in the Premier League.