Manchester City news: Leroy Sane has suffered an ACL injury and will undergo an operation

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Manchester City confirm winger Leroy Sane is ruled out with an ACL injury and will undergo an operation

  • Manchester City winger Leroy Sane sustained anterior cruciate ligament injury
  • Winger suffered the problem during the Community Shield win over Liverpool
  • He is now due to have an operation and then go through rehabilitation 

Leroy Sane suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the Community Shield win over Liverpool, Manchester City have confirmed.

The winger had to be substituted during the early minutes of the match and a scan confirmed the extent of the problem.

He will now undergo surgery on the knee in the next week before starting the rehabilitation process. 

Leroy Sane was substituted during Manchester City's Community Shield win over Liverpool

Leroy Sane was substituted during Manchester City’s Community Shield win over Liverpool

A statement from Manchester City said: ‘Manchester City will provide Leroy with all the support and guidance he needs, and everyone connected with the Club wishes him a quick and full recovery.’

Sane had been a long-term transfer target for Bayern Munich, but the injury has scuppered any chance of a deal being agreed this summer.  

Since joining the club from Schalke in 2016, Sane has scored 39 goals in 134 games and lifted two Premier League titles. 



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