Man City Star Zinchenko Out for 5Weeks

Man City Star Zinchenko Out for 5Weeks

Manchester City full-back Oleksandr Zinchenko will be out for up to five weeks after undergoing knee surgery in Barcelona.

The defender has started seven games this season but was not in the squad for the recent trip to Crystal Palace in the Premier League, or the Champions League home game against Atalanta.

The club revealed on Tuesday that the Ukraine international is suffering from a knee injury, and on Friday he posted on Instagram from his hospital bed following surgery.

Pep Guardiola later commented on the injury, confirming the timeframe for Zinchenko's return: "Zinchenko had contact with the knee and felt something in the bone. He has to stop for four or five weeks. He had (surgery) to clean the knee."

Zinchenko began life as an attacking midfielder, and still plays further forward for his country, but he has found a place in the City team at left-back, making 29 appearances in all competitions last season.

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