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Gabriel Jesus due to travel to Barcelona today for surgery; return date predicted…

Manchester City’s season suffered a damaging blow when Gabriel Jesus suffered a broken metatarsal against Bournemouth. It was desperately disappointing because the 19-year-old had given us a glimpse of his incredible talent in his five appearances, scoring three goals for the Blues.

When he limped off the pitch at Dean Court, the injury didn’t appear too serious, but then City confirmed unofficial reports that he had broken a metatarsal, meaning a lengthy absence for the Samba sensation.

However, major Brazilian source, Globo Esporte, is now reporting that he could be playing again in two months, which would be a month less than some predictions.

According to their report, Gabriel Jesus will fly to Barcelona today for an examination by a Spanish doctor, and should, as expected, he require surgery, it will happen on Friday.

The operation on his toe is considered a simple procedure and Globo Esporte claims that his predicted return to action is two months. The initial diagonisis was ‘two to three months’, but if he does return in mid-April, he could feature in City’s last six Premier League games of the season and any cup competitions they might remain in at that point.

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