Manchester City midfielder Ikay Gundogan has again harmed his knee in Carabo Cup after coming back to football following nine months absence, however, manager Guardiola and club both have affirmed that the damage is not serious and the midfielder will be back again inside two or three weeks.
Gundogan was making his first competitive start since December following tearing his knee tendon. But during the game, the German midfielder was tackled from behind by West Brom midfielder Claudio Yacob who later scored the Baggies equalizer.
Gundogan was seen in pain quickly after the challenge and had to limp off the field for the rest of the match. But, after their 2-1 triumph, Guardiola at Press proposed that he doesn’t think the damage is too severe and he would like to see him soon in the field.
“I think it’s not serious, it’s not eight months, but a little injury. Unfortunately the action is tough. He will be back soon hopefully. Tomorrow we will make a test. The physio and doctor told me it’s not big issue. I’ll have to review (Yacob’s tackle). It’s from behind but I don’t know if he touched the ball or not. I didn’t see the image. Fortunately Gundogan is coming back soon.
“I suffer for him. He was on the grass and at that moment you think the wrong situation. You can’t imagine, for eight months, to be fighting every day alone.”
Later on yesterday, a test in his left side knee was done by his club’s medicinal group and after the reports arrive, the club declared that he will be back in the normal state within some days after tests uncovered his injury is not that serious.
“It is too early at this stage to give an exact time frame on his absence, but he is expected to be back on the training field in the coming days,” said City in a statement.
Gundogan also then tweeted to assure his fans posting:: “Hi all, thank you for all your messages! I’m happy to tell you my injury is nothing serious and I hope to be back soon on the pitch!”