Manchester City hit with new injury blow ahead of Burnley game

Manchester City will almost certainly be without right-back Danilo for Sunday’s match against Burnley after he was forced to go off injured for Brazil against Argentina on Tuesday night.

The 27-year-old, who only returned from another ankle injury suffered at the World Cup last month, appeared to turn his ankle while making a challenge on Mauro Icardi and was replaced by Liverpool’s Fabinho less than 10 minutes into the second half.

Danilo broke down in tears after sustaining the injury, remaining on the bench with his teammates and applying ice to the ankle.

City will hope the injury isn’t too serious. A sprain would rule the former Real Madrid player out for around two weeks.

Brazil won tonight’s Superclasico thanks to an injury time goal by Joao Miranda, with Gabriel Jesus playing 65 minutes and Ederson an unused substitute for Tite’s team.

On the opposing side, Sergio Aguero wasn’t called but but Nicolas Otamendi, recalled to the Argentina squad, played the full 90 minutes in Saudi Arabia.

It hasn’t been all bad news for Pep Guardiola’s side on the injury front, with Kevin De Bruyne, Benjamin Mendy, Fabian Delph and Philippe Sandler all training earlier on Tuesday, giving the City manager plenty of options for Saturday’s game with Burnley.

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