Pep Guardiola faces another Man City injury doubt ahead of the Dortmund clash in the Champions League game.
After missing Manchester City’s 4-0 victory over Sevilla, Kyle Walker’s participation in Wednesday’s Champions League group match against Borussia Dortmund is in doubt.
However, he is not the only injury concern as Pep Guardiola faces another Man City injury doubt ahead of the Dortmund clash in the Champions League game
John Stones missed the trip to Spain as well and may not be fully recovered for their midweek match at the Etihad Stadium, meaning Pep Guardiola may be without the two defenders for back-to-back matches in Europe.
Stones participated in the entire 90 minutes of City’s 1–1 draw with Aston Villa on September 3, but two days later in training, he sustained an injury that prevented him from playing in the Sevilla match on September 6.
The 28-year-old’s injury was said to be less serious at the time, but Premier Injuries are still giving him a 50% chance of returning in time.
And it remains to be seen if Stones would be fit to start even if he’s recovered.
Guardiola won’t want to risk exacerbating a problem by pushing a player too soon, so Manuel Akanji might be in line to start his second consecutive game at Stones’ expense.
The new boy, ironically signed from Dortmund, impressed on his debut and has a wealth of experience domestically and in European competition, so Guardiola won’t have an issue giving him the nod if Stones isn’t ready.