Guardiola To Consider Iheanacho After Jesus Injury

Published on: 15 February 2017

Manchester City Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Jesus could be out for the rest of the season, with the striker expected to spend the next three months on the sidelines due to injury.

The 19-year-old subbed out after 15 minutes in the Citizens 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Monday night and tests have now revealed that he broke his metatarsal.

Kelechi Iheanacho has been frozen out of City squad since Jesus made his debut, with manager Pep Guardiola preferring the Brazilian ahead of the Nigeria international and Sergio Aguero. It is envisaged that the Super Eagles rising star will be included in the 18-man squad for subsequent matches as the Spanish coach is expected to revert to status quo following the injury-enforced absence of Jesus.

Before Jesus made his bow for Man City, Iheanacho has made all the matchday squads for domestic competitions this season.