Manchester City have confirmed Brazilian international striker Gabriel Jesus sustained knee ligament damage in their game against Crystal Palace.
Jesus, who has been in fine form this season for City, scoring 10 goals in all competitions, came off in the second half against Crystal Palace in tears.
The player knew the injury was serious judging by the tears and his reaction when going down.
However, after having a scan this afternoon, the player confirmed the injury is not too serious enough to have knee surgery.
City released the following statement on the clubs official website: “Manchester City can confirm Gabriel Jesus suffered a medial collateral ligament injury during the 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday.
“He will undergo further examinations in the coming days to establish the extent of his lay-off.
“We wish Gabriel a speedy recovery and we will keep you updated on his progress via the Club’s official website.”
It means the 20-year-old striker is set to miss 1 to 2 months out injured.
With the January transfer window now open, it most likely means City will go back in and search for a new striker. They are hot favourites to bid for Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez again, having failed with a last day bid of £60m for the player back in the summer.
City where expected to wait until the summer to get the Chile international on a free, but with the Jesus setback, Pepe Guardiola is expected to renew his interest in the Arsenal forward.
City’s draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday marked the end to their record breaking winning streak in the League. They are still unbeaten and will now be hoping to match Arsenal’s record of going a whole season unbeaten in the Premier League.