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Injury and return date update on Gabriel Jesus after he visits Barcelona

Gabriel Jesus returned to Barcelona on Tuesday for another consultation on his injured left knee, UOL Esporte in his homeland of Brazil report.

Pep Guardiola’s trusted doctor, Ramón Cugat, reassessed Jesus’ left knee to see if his recovery is progressing as expected.

And the news was good with Cugat concluding that 20-year-old Jesus is recovering on schedule and will continue to follow the plan drawn up by City’s medical staff.

Jesus is expected to return to action in the second half of February, which will alleviate some of the pressure on Sergio Aguero, who is the only natural striker available as it stands.

The Brazilian suffered a medial collateral ligament injury in the first half of the goalless draw with Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve and has been missing since. There were fears that he could be out for the rest of the season, and possibly even the 2018 World Cup, but he is recovering well and will be back in action within a few weeks.

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