Man City injury and suspension news includes Doku, Stones, Nunes, and De Bruyne.
Pep Guardiola will have to check on Belgium winger Jeremy Doku before Wednesday’s Premier League match at Villa Park.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team could be missing five players for the Premier League encounter against Aston Villa.
Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne is on the mend after suffering a hamstring injury early in the season, while Rodri and Jack Grealish – against his former club – are suspended. Matheus Nunes (muscular) and Jeremy Doku (unspecified) are both doubts for City.
Doku was forced off during the stalemate with Tottenham and will be examined. In better news, John Stones is fit enough to start after missing time due to a hip injury this season.
Centre-back Stones has not appeared for City in the last two Premier League games. Here’s our most recent update from the treatment room, with projected return dates for the injured players;
Jeremy Doku has an unspecified injury.
Return date: December 6 vs. Aston Villa (A).
Guardiola stated, “[We have] Training this afternoon.” I’ll consult with the doctors and see what happens.”
John Stones has a hip injury.
Date of return: December 6 vs. Aston Villa (A).
“He was ready for the last game,” Guardiola stated. He’s also ready now.”
Muscular injury to Matheus Nunes
Return date: December 10 vs. Luton Town (A).
The Portugal FA issued the following statement: “The midfielder is ruled out of Portugal’s two games.” After conducting testing, Matheus Nunes was judged clinically unfit for the games against Liechtenstein and Iceland.”
Kevin De Bruyne is out with a hamstring injury.
The expected return date is January 2024.
“If he [De Bruyne] said January, it’s January,” Guardiola stated. I’d love to have him for the remainder of the season. But if he says, then everyone should have a nice new year.”