Nathan Ake Injury and his expected date of return to Man City

Nathan Ake Injury and his expected date of return to Man City

Nathan Ake Injury: A huge blow to Manchester City

Manchester City were dealt a big blow in their Premier League clash against Arsenal at Etihad on Sunday in the form of Nathan Ake’s injury. The host’s defender was forced out of the on-field action in the first half of the match leaving their supporters wondering what happened to him. Ake was spotted in substantial discomfort as he sat down on the pitch before receiving the attention from City’s medical staff.

Other Man City players hurled around him to show their brace as they seemed concerned for the defender. However, there is no concrete update regarding Ake’s injury scare as of now. From the early impressions, some of the major reports have termed it to be a potential ankle injury for the Dutch player.

Pep Guardiola on Nathan Ake’s injury

Nathan Ake Injury-Pep Guardiola's thoughts
Nathan Ake and Pep Guardiola for Manchester City | Image credit: The Mirror

Man City’s manager Pep Guardiola seemed concerned after seeing Nathan Ake leave the pitch before the first-half whistle against Arsenal. In his post-match interview, he was asked about an update on the defender. The veteran manager reportedly pointed out that the player has played a decent chunk of games lately and further asserted –

“It happens sometimes. I didn’t speak with the doctors but if he (Ake) decided to go out it is because something happened”.

Pep also reflected that the Dutch player could be out for a notable period and his return remains hazy as of now. The reigning champions have already a gruelling injury list in the form of players like John Stones and Kyle Walker. If Ake’s injury scare turns out to be a significant one it can further hamper City’s defensive prowess leaving them reeling in terms of their title defence for the remainder of the 2023-2024 Premier League season.

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