Man City injury updates for Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne & Jeremy Doku

Manchester City will not take part in the upcoming Premier League gameweek as they are vying it out in the Club World Cup.

City’s first Club World Cup tie comes on Tuesday evening against Urawa Red Diamonds, with the Sky Blues 1/6 favourites with bet365 to pick up the win.

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December 19, 2023

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Manchester City injury update

Here is the latest Manchester City team news ahead of their Club World Cup campaign getting underway.

Erling Haaland has been absent for City’s last three games with a ‘bone-stress reaction’ in his foot, for which he travelled to Spain during the week to seek medical advice.

Pep Guardiola said Haaland had been dealing with the problem since the defeat at Aston Villa. The City boss stated last week that Haaland would not be fit to face Crystal Palace on Saturday and doubted his fitness for their first Club World Cup game on Tuesday.

Kevin De Bruyne has not played for City since the opening game of the season back in August, when he suffered a serious hamstring injury that required surgery.

But Guardiola confirmed in the first week of December that De Bruyne had started running again outside on the grass, but had yet to train at all with his City teammates. However, he has now joined his teammates for the Club World Cup.

Finally, Jeremy Doku sat out games against Aston Villa, Luton, Red Star Belgrade and Crystal Palace having been forced off against Tottenham.

But like KDB, Doku has joined his teammates in Saudi Arabia but it remains to be seen if he will play a part:

“It’s muscular, it’s not a big, big issue like Kevin was for example,” Guardiola said on Doku recently. “We have to think about it as well because of his explosiveness.

“We have to be careful. I don’t know when he will be ready, maybe one week or two weeks he will be ready again.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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