Manchester City confirm severity of Fernandinho hamstring injury

Manchester City have confirmed that Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho suffered a hamstring strain in the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal, which forced him to go off.

The good news after scans is that the club have announced that the 32-year-old’s injury “isn’t serious”, but he will not be fit in time for the Premier League game against Arsenal on Thursday.

The club have not put a timescale on Fernandinho’s return yet, but the feeling is it won’t be a long-term absence and City will have their reliable midfield enforcer back before too long.

Manchester Evening News journalist Stuart Brennan believes Fernandinho could even be back in time to face Chelsea on Sunday.

The Arsenal game will be the first Premier League fixture that Fernandinho has missed this season after starting in 26 of City’s 27 games, and coming on as a substitute in the other.

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