Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has started his long recovery after undergoing successful surgery in Barcelona last week.
The 35-year-old became the second City star after Kevin De Bruyne to suffer a serious injury on the training ground last week, and although no specific timeframe for his return has been revealed, it is thought he’ll be out for much of the season.
Bravo’s absence will be so lengthy City had to recall Aro Muric from NAC Breda and the now-Kosovo international will serve as the number two goalkeeper during the Chilean’s absence.
According to Catalan newspaper SPORT, Bravo’s surgery took place at the Quirón Clinic in Barcelona last Thursday with the esteemed Dr Ramon Cugat in charge of the procedure. He now has a ‘long recovery period’ from his ruptured Achilles tendon injury.
Bravo posted photos from the hospital yesterday and appears to be enjoying Andre Agassi’s autobiography “Open” during his time in the care of Dr Cugat.