Gabriel Jesus Sends Appreciation to Manchester City fans for support Following a Broken Metatarsal.
Manchester City’s sensational teenage signing Gabriel Jesus will undergo surgery after suffering a broken metatarsal in Monday night’s 2-0 win at Bournemouth.
The Brazilian has the option of physiotherapy or an operation — the former meaning he would be back sooner, within four weeks, but with the risk of fresh damage to the affected area, something City want to avoid at all cost as a decision has been taken for him to undergo surgery to completely fix the broken bone in his right foot, even though it means he may only be back for the last month of the season.
The teenager posted a philosophical message on Instagram and thanked the City fans for their support after suffering the injury setback.
A City statement said:
“Manchester City can confirm Gabriel Jesus suffered a fractured metatarsal during the 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday night.
“The 19-year-old was withdrawn from action after 15 minutes of the game and assessed by the Club’s medical staff.
“He will undergo further examinations in the coming days to establish the extent of his layoff.
“We wish Gabriel a speedy recovery and we will keep you updated on his progress via the Club’s official channels in the coming days.”