Manchester City centre-back Aymeric Laporte has been ruled out for five to six months after undergoing knee surgery.
The 25-year-old was stretchered off in City’s win against Brighton before the international break and Pep Guardiola confirmed the extent of his injury.
The French centre-back injured himself after a challenge with Adam Webster.
– Five months, six months. Next year sure, January or February, said Guardiola about Laporte at the press conference ahead of the Norwich game.
Laporte is perhaps Manchester Citys most important defender, so obviously it is a big blow to the reigning Premier League champions.