Man City goalkeeper Bravo suffers Achilles injury

Ruben Hill
August 21, 2018

Bravo's unavailability leaves City without an experienced back-up to first-choice goalkeeper Ederson, with Joe Hart sold to Burnley before the transfer window closed.

The Chile worldwide will fly to Barcelona for tests on a ruptured tendon in his left foot tomorrow, which could potentially rule him out for up to six months.

Claudio Bravo reportedly suffered a serious injury in training today, with multiple reports emerging that he could be out for a minimum of six months and potentially the entire season.

The 35-year-old had scans in Manchester to confirm the injury and he will fly to Barcelona for further tests on Thursday.

His injury is a blow for manager Pep Guardiola, who got rid of two City goalkeepers in the close season.

Bravo's injury is the second major setback already this season after Kevin De Bruyne was ruled out for around three months with a knee ligament injury.

Bravo tweeted: 'No matter how bad it looks today, life goes on, and tomorrow will certainly be better'. One option is for them to recall Aro Muric from his loan at NAC Breda so the club has their full compliment of three goalkeepers to choose from.

After City sold goalkeepers Joe Hart and Angus Gunn in the close season, Guardiola only has 21-year-old academy product Daniel Grimshaw as back-up to Brazilian global Ederson.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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