Phil Foden 'set be out for another month with foot injury' with Man City set to start Jack Grealish from start of season
PHIL FODEN is facing a month on the sidelines with a foot injury, according to reports.
The Manchester City and England ace damaged a foot during one of England’s final training sessions ahead of the Euro 2020 final against Italy on July 11.
According to the Telegraph, the damage caused by "over-flexing" is unusual and City's medical staff treating it with caution.
And the last thing Man City want to do is aggravate the foot injury.
The month-long injury will keep Foden out of action until the next international break next month, meaning he will miss City's first three Premier League matches.
City take on Tottenham on Sunday in their league opener, followed by Norwich and then Arsenal.
British transfer record holder Jack Grealish could be handed a start in Foden's absence, giving the £100million man time to shine.
Foden will also most likely miss England's World Cup qualifiers against Hungary, Andorra and Poland.
The 21-year-old isn't the only player set to be missing from City's league opener against Spurs.
Star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will miss out with an ankle injury, but the Belgian is expected to come back sooner than Foden.
And Spaniard Aymeric Laporte could miss out as he is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone on a flight who tested positive for Covid-19.
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Boss Pep Guardiola confirmed the defender has tested negative, but still has to follow the rules.
Guardiola said: "No it’s [Laporte’s test] negative but he travelled on a flight with more than 100 people and one person on this flight was positive.
"The rules right now mean eight days he has to be at home being negative, so that’s why [he missed the Community Shield]. He’s already been four or five days at home.”
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