Ederson ruled out of Man City’s last two matches of the season due to fractured eye socket, missing crucial fixtures against West Ham and FA Cup final.

Ederson ruled out of Man City’s last two matches of the season due to fractured eye socket, missing crucial fixtures against West Ham and FA Cup final.

Ederson has sustained a fractured eye socket and will miss Manchester City’s attempts to lift the domestic Double over the next week.

The goalkeeper suffered the injury after clashing with Tottenham defender Cristian Romero during Tuesday’s crucial 2-0 victory in north London.

That win means City can clinch a fourth consecutive Premier League title by beating West Ham at the weekend – but will be doing so without their No 1, who is also out of the FA Cup final.

Medical staff rushed to Ederson’s aid after he lay stricken following Romero’s accidental blow to the head and despite the worrying scenes of players frantically waving them over, saw that he was conscious and communicative.

The Brazilian confirmed to them that he had not blacked out at any point and wanted to continue – evident by his furious reaction to an eventual substitution.

Ederson has been ruled out of Manchester City’s final two games of the season due to injury

He suffered a fractured eye socket following this collision with Tottenham's Cristian Romero

He suffered a fractured eye socket following this collision with Tottenham’s Cristian Romero

Ederson was furious at substituted after playing on for several minutes following the collision

Ederson was furious at substituted after playing on for several minutes following the collision 

City No 2 Stefan Ortega will hope to inspire them to a Premier League and FA Cup Double

City No 2 Stefan Ortega will hope to inspire them to a Premier League and FA Cup Double

City’s doctor, Max Sala, noted to Pep Guardiola that the eye could swell quickly and the manager replaced him with Stefan Ortega.

Sources described Ederson’s eye as ‘looking like a mess’ in the dressing room and tests have since revealed a small fracture.

Ortega – whose stunning late save to deny Heung-min Son may become the defining image of the title race – has been in superb form when called upon in 18 matches this season.

The German, who has aspirations of taking over as first choice, only has one year left on his contract and his future remains uncertain going into the summer.

City have so far failed to successfully negotiate a new deal with the 31-year-old, who would have started the all-Manchester FA Cup final at Wembley irrespective of Ederson’s fitness.

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