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Sad news coming from the Etihad, as the worst fears have been confirmed: Gundogan has been diagnosed with a cruciate knee ligament injury and is set to be out for a lengthy period.

The German international’s injury is the latest in a series of setbacks, which has hindered the talented midfielder’s career.

As reported by talkSport:

“The Germany international fell awkwardly in the first half of City’s victory over Watford at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday and limped off in clear distress soon after following an unsuccessful attempt to play on.

City are not yet able to put a timescale on the length of lay-off facing the 26-year-old, who will undergo knee surgery, but it seems unlikely he could feature again in the 2016-17 campaign.

The club said in a statement: “Manchester City can confirm Ilkay Gundogan has sustained a cruciate knee ligament injury. Gundogan will now be assessed further to discover the exact extent of his injury.”

It is the former Borussia Dortmund player’s second serious knee injury of the year having dislocated the patella of the same joint playing basketball prior to joining City last spring. He consequently missed the first six games of the season for his new club.”

 

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