After an injury, the 29-year-old player is now back at Manchester City’s training.
John Stones, who sustained an injury against Everton, is reportedly back to full training for Manchester City.
After challenging Beto against the Toffees, who was clear through on goal, the City defender took a knock; Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News has reported that he has returned to training.
Even though the Everton striker was obviously offside, the linesman did not raise his flag until the play had stopped before doing so.
John Stones resumes training following his Everton injury
John Stones had to be hooked off during the match as a result, and he missed the Sky Blues’ following three matches against Newcastle United, Sheffield United, and Huddersfield Town.
The £250,000-a-week Sport Rac player’s season has been hampered by injuries thus far, and he has only started five Premier League games.
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During the Premier League’s current winter break, John Stones was back in full training for the first time since he was injured for Manchester City in Abu Dhabi in late December, according to Simon Bajkowski of the Manchester Evening News. When the treble winners return to England on Friday, they take on Tottenham Hotspur in the FA Cup’s fourth round.
The same cannot be said about Erling Haaland and Manuel Akanji, the injured pair who were not observed during City’s training.
For Pep Guardiola, having John Stones back must be a major relief.
Pep Guardiola must be relieved that John Stones appears to have bounced back from his injury and is training with the starting lineup.
Not only is the 29-year-old among the greatest in the world at his position, but his presence also adds tactical solidity.
With John Stones out of the picture, Pep Guardiola is obliged to use players like Kyle Walker and Josko Gvardiol to hug the touchline as full-backs, or play Manuel Akanji in midfield from center-back, which is an experiment that hasn’t quite worked out.
This adjustment gives their wingers more opportunities to control the midfield and tuck into the heart of the park, but it also exposes Manchester when they are defending against counterattacks.
John Stones’ return to health is therefore a godsend for Pep Guardiola.