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Danilo return date update after Manchester City defender suffers ankle ligament damage

There is good news out of Brazil today with a report from Globo Esporte stating that Manchester City defender Danilo should be fit by the time he returns for pre-season.

Danilo was forced out of the World Cup after suffering damaged ligaments in his left ankle, prompting fears that he might require surgery and be out for the long term.

However, after tests done on Monday the conclusion was that the 26-year-old should not need to undergo an arthroscopy.

The versatile full-back is expected to spend the next two to three weeks with his foot in protective gear, but he should be fine to take part in Manchester City’s pre-season training when he returns from his post-World Cup holidays.

Danilo, who suffered two injuries during Brazil’s World Cup campaign after receiving a late call-up following an injury to Dani Alves, made 37 appearances for Pep Guardiola’s side last season after his £26.9million move from Real Madrid.

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