Just as Manchester City got their full squad back they suffered another injury blow

Just as it appeared that Manchester City had their full squad available, they came out of yesterday’s 2-nil win over Nottingham Forest with a fresh injury concern. Ederson had to be substituted at half-time of City’s crucial win due to a shoulder injury. It looms as another injury blow for Pep Guardiola’s side as they seek a Premier League/FA Cup double this season.

City’s number one keeper went down with a shoulder injury in the early stages of yesterday’s win. Ederson suffered the injury after being on the receiving end of a challenge from Willy Boly. He soldiered on to complete the first half. Stefan Ortega replaced Ederson in goal at half-time of City’s win. Following his team’s hard fought win, the Brazilian international was seen leaving the City Ground with his arm in a sling.

Speaking post game Pep Guardiola revealed that the injury prognosis for Ederson doesn’t look good. He told the media: “It doesn’t look good. We see tomorrow with the doctor.

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There was also a blow for the champions before the game with Phil Foden and Ruben Dias, both ruled out of yesterday’s game with illness. The hope now is that given a week between games for City, the pair can recover for next weekend’s clash with Wolves.

It had appeared that Manchester City had their full squad back in the build-up to yesterday’s game. With Erling Haaland returning from a muscle injury, City looked to be at full strength for the run home.

Ederson’s injury is yet another injury setback for the champions. Manchester City will now be hoping for a positive update on the shoulder injury suffered by their number one keeper.

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