Phil Foden will miss Manchester Metropolis’s Premier League fixture with Liverpool on Saturday after present process surgical procedure for acute appendicitis.
The 22-year-old left the England squad forward of Sunday’s Euro 2024 Qualifier with Ukraine and Metropolis stated “it’s unclear at this stage how lengthy he shall be unavailable for.”
Metropolis, who want to chase down Arsenal’s eight-point lead on the prime of the Premier League, host Liverpool on the Etihad Stadium at 12.30pm on Saturday.
Earlier than the tip of April, Pep Guardiola’s facet additionally play Bayern Munich twice within the Champions League quarter-finals and tackle Sheffield United within the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley.
Foden has featured 36 instances for Metropolis in all competitions this season, scoring 13 targets and registering six assists.
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‘Surprising, sudden information on Foden’
Sky Sports activities Information senior reporter Rob Dorsett:
“It is surprising information and it is stunning information. We’re so used to talking about footballers choosing up accidents in coaching or in matches however this can be a medical situation.
“That is one thing fully separate and by the sound of issues it occurred fairly instantly. We do not know all the small print however Foden is presently recovering in hospital having had his appendix eliminated.
“It is a large blow for Gareth Southgate and for England, however he can even be lacking that massive lunchtime match in opposition to Liverpool for Manchester Metropolis subsequent weekend.
“Within the context of the title race in opposition to Arsenal, supporters shall be questioning how lengthy they are going to be with out one in every of their star gamers as he recovers from the operation.”
Man Metropolis’s remaining fixtures
April 1: Liverpool (H) – Premier League, kick-off 12.30pm
April 8: Southampton (A) – Premier League, kick-off 5.30pm, stay on Sky Sports activities
April 11: Bayern Munich (H) – Champions League, kick-off 8pm
April 15: Leicester (H) – Premier League, kick-off 5.30pm, stay on Sky Sports activities
April 19: Bayern Munich (A) – Champions League, kick-off 8pm
April 22: Sheffield United (N) – FA Cup, kick-off 3pm
April 26: Arsenal (H) – Premier League, kick-off 8pm
April 30: Fulham (A) – Premier League, kick-off 2pm, stay on Sky Sports activities
Could 3: West Ham (H) – Premier League, kick-off 8pm, stay on Sky Sports activities
Could 7: Leeds United (H) – Premier League, kick-off 2pm, stay on Sky Sports activities
Could 13: Everton (A) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm
Could 20: Chelsea (H) – Premier League, kick-off 3pm
Could 28: Brentford (A) – Premier League, kick-off 4.30pm
TBA: Brighton (A) – Premier League