Manchester City are facing a potential goalkeeper shortage after their second-choice goalkeeper Claudio Bravo suffered an achilles tendon injury in training and is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The Premier League champions have announced the Chilean was hurt during a session on Monday and the injury was confirmed following scans. No timescale has yet been put on the 35-year-old’s return and he will now travel to Barcelona for specialist assessment later in the week.
.@C1audioBravo has today sustained an achilles tendon injury in training.
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.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 20, 2018
The injury leaves Pep Guardiola without experienced back-up to first-choice keeper Ederson. Daniel Grimshaw, 20, is the only other keeper in the first-team squad but he has not yet made a senior appearance.
City now find themselves short of goalkeeping options just a fortnight after their former number one Joe Hart joined Burnley on a permanent deal after two seasons out on loan. The England Under-21 international Angus Gunn was sold to Southampton in the summer and another goalkeeper, 19-year-old Montenegrin Arijanet Muric, has been loaned out to Dutch side NAC Breda.