Bravo suffers Achilles tendon tear; Could miss season
It’s not quite like losing Kevin De Bruyne, but Manchester City has lost another component to a significant injury.
This one could be season-ending, as second-string shot stopper Claudio Bravo ruptured his achilles tendon in training on Monday.
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Bravo tweeted that “life will go on” regardless of the injury, but City has a headache in terms of what it may ask of first choice keeper Ederson.
City sold goalkeepers Angus Gunn to Southampton and Joe Hart to Burnley this summer, and sent Arijanet Muric on loan to NAC Breda. Twenty-year-old Daniel Grimshaw signed a new deal with Man City this summer.
Who’s on the free agent wire? It’s a thin herd, with former Liverpool and Fluminese backstop Diego Cavalieri and twice-capped Argentina goalkeeper Oscar Ustari on the list (Ustari has not played since a serious leg injury for Atlas in November).
.@C1audioBravo has today sustained an achilles tendon injury in training.— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 20, 2018
He underwent scans this afternoon which have confirmed a rupture in the tendon of his left foot and will fly out to Barcelona for further tests on Thursday.
Get well soon, Claudio! #mancity pic.twitter.com/6JuQpzEH5P