Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has been ruled out for up to three months with a fractured metatarsal, as reported by Sky Sports.
The Spaniard had played 45 minutes against Hearts in a pre-season friendly on Saturday but revealed his injury via his Instagram account, where he admitted the coming months would be “hard.”
The 28-year-old has increasingly linked with a move away from the Etihad this summer, despite enjoying a successful debut season at the club after netting 23 goals.
But the forward put to bed any rumours of an exit via the club’s official TV channel recently.
He said: “I don’t want to leave City. I’m very happy and very settled here.
“I had a difficult end to the season and that’s why there has been a lot of talking but I’ve been very happy here from the first day I arrived.”
The Premier League champions have been unusually quiet so far this summer, despite bringing in four new faces for a combined fee of around £22million.