Kyle Walker is the latest addition to the Man City injury list

Man City injury blow as Walker out injured days before Arsenal tie

Man City injury woes once again took centerstage as veteran defender Kyle Walker limped off injured with a hamstring injury in England’s tie against Brazil.

Man City injury blow: Kyle Walker limps off with hamstring injury

Veteran Kyle Walker started for England against Brazil in the international friendly last night but unfortunately had to leave the field in the 20th minute due to a hamstring injury. Usually averse to injuries, Walker seemed to pick up the discomfort as he closed down a Vini Jr shot. Acting as the captain in Harry Kane’s absence, the injury to Walker was a further blow to Gareth Southgate as several players have already pulled out injured from the English side.

Speaking on Kyle Walker injury Southgate said, “We don’t know yet. He is feeling something but he is not a player who is injured very often so he’s not quite certain what it is. So it is something we have to assess in the coming days”.

The disturbing development is bound to concern Pep Guardiola as well. Manchester City are currently trapped in a three-horse title race with Liverpool and Arsenal as the three giants compete to win the English Premier League. In the run-up to the business end of the season, several factors will determine who emerges victorious as the English champion at the end of the season. One of the crucial factors will be squad depth and the availability of players.

With Liverpool and Arsenal already dealing with an injury crisis, Kyle Walker’s addition to the Man City injury list will come as a massive blow to Pep Guardiola’s City as they attempt to retain their title of English champions and European champions. 

Man City’s injury list continues to increase:

The Man City injury list already contains the names of several players crucial to Man City’s success. Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne recently returned from an injury and has been in sensational form. However, he picked up another injury prior to the international break and it is unknown when he will return to the side. Winger Jack Grealish also continues to work on his recovery from injury in isolation and is racing against time to return to full fitness prior to the big game against Arsenal on 31st March.

Goalkeeper Ederson continues to nurse his thigh injury and might return in early April. Luckily for Pep Guardiola, the Man City injury list is much shorter compared to the Reds and the Gunners which could prove to be a massive advantage as the business end of the season approached. Man City will return to action against table-toppers Arsenal in a blockbuster tie on 31st March. A win for either side could have massive repercussions on the title race.

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