JACK GREALISH could be out of action for at least a MONTH after sustaining an injury during training this week.
The 26-year-old star was not in the squad for Man City’s fixture against Norwich on Saturday.
In his pre-match interview prior to City’s 4-0 win, Pep Guardiola confirmed that Grealish was unavailable due to the injury.
He said: “Jack Grealish is injured.
“He has the same problem that he had last season with Villa.
“He trained after the game against Brentford, we did a test but he was not ready today, but hopefully [he will be ready] next Tuesday.”
The injury means that he is likely to miss some crucial upcoming fixtures against Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon.
Grealish has been subject to criticism of many fans since his arrival at Man City last summer.
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Some have argued that his performances so far this season have not justified his £100million price tag.
The former Aston Villa star has made 25 appearances for the Sky Blues and has three goals and three assists to his name.
Guardiola also discussed the current fixture congestion and how it affects the squad.
He added: “All my career, when you play three days later, I don’t like to play all the same players.
“When you play three days ago and you play three days later, I don’t like to play with less recovery time and the players who play have my full confidence.”
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