Presently appears like: The 29-year-old Man City player may now miss three weeks of action, according to a journalist.
Journalist Sam Lee of Manchester City has provided an update on Mateo Kovacic’s injuries.
It was announced earlier this week that the midfield player’s muscular issue will prevent him from playing in Croatia’s Euro 2024 qualifying matches against Latvia and Armenia.
However, as domestic football resumes next weekend and City is scheduled to play Liverpool, a journalist has provided some new information regarding Kovacic’s injury status.
Lee updates us on Kovacic’s injury.
“During the Chelsea game last weekend, Mateo Kovacic experienced a recurrence of the thigh injury that he sustained in September,” the statement read. The diagnosis will be more evident to City next week, but it now appears like it will take two to three weeks.
The 29-year-old, who cost £30 million to sign when he left Chelsea during the summer transfer window, has played in 14 games for the Citizens in all competitions.
As Lee indicated, Kovacic’s thigh injury initially kept him sidelined early in the season, preventing him from playing in City’s Premier League games against Nottingham Forest and West Ham United.
Since then, the midfield player has started three and appeared in five of the team’s six league games.
The Croatian might miss City’s upcoming three league games against Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Aston Villa in addition to their upcoming Champions League group match against RB Leipzig if he is expected to be out for the next three weeks.
Considering those schedules, it’s reasonable to conclude that Kovacic might be a major loss for Pep Guardiola’s team considering the important matches he might miss.
Going forward, everyone at the Manchester United will be hopeful that the midfield player’s injury will be resolved quickly and permanently and that his absence won’t be prolonged.