As reported by The Daily Star, Gabriel Jesus could be ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking a bone in his foot during Manchester City’s win against Bournemouth on Monday night.
The outlet says that the striker has opted not to rush his return to the first team so there’s no risk of aggravating the injury further and has decided to have surgery to guarantee he comes back at peak fitness.
It’s a massive blow to Manchester City’s ambitions in the latter half of the season given the red hot form the teenager showed on his arrival from Palmeiras.
The striker scored three and assisted on in two games before the match away to the Cherries.
City of course don’t lack for options in attack with Sergio Aguero ready to step up and perform, but Jesus had been a breath of fresh air in the City team in recent weeks.
It’s news that has left Man City fans bitterly disappointed and they took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the news…
So gutted for Gabriel ????????
— charlotte (@charmolly1999) February 15, 2017
Terrible news on Gabriel Jesus! It's not confirmed but he could be out between 2-3 months! What a start he had and now this injury! Unlucky
— Abdul-Rahman Q (@abdul_r15) February 14, 2017
Poor Gabriel Jesus. 3 games, 2 MOTM performances and then fractures his metatarsal. Hope he recovers soon, can only be good for the league!
— Jay (@jay_obiter) February 14, 2017
Feel bad for Gabriel Jesus. Was making such a positive start to his City career it's a shame it's being disrupted by injury straight away.
— Darragh (@CescAssist) February 14, 2017
Really hope Jesus doesn't turn into one of these injury prone players. Great talent but I have a bad feeling about this.
— Joe Vols (@THEjoevols) February 14, 2017
Gutted Jesus is injured but it was written in the stars and when he comes back it will be the 2nd coming.
— Calvin Crush (@beeky_chastard) February 14, 2017
So gutted Jesus is injured ???? we start to look great and then this. Hope aguero will up his work rate! He so lazy lately.
— Chris (@Super_C_Face) February 14, 2017
Gabriel Jesus is a loss but if you could pick any replacement you wouldn't find better than Aguero #ManCity
— The Beautiful Game (@zibeautifulgame) February 14, 2017