Manchester City have confirmed that Leroy Sane suffered ankle ligament damage in their match against Cardiff City on Sunday.

Manchester City’s Leroy Sane is fouled by Cardiff City’s Joe Bennett – Reuters

A statement on Manchester City’s website said:

“The Germany international was substituted off at half-time following a challenge from Bluebirds player Joe Bennett.

“Sane has since undergone scans that confirm the 22-year-old is set for a spell on the sidelines – although no timeline has yet been set for his return.

“Sane has scored 11 goals and produced 14 assists in all competitions this season – everyone at City wishes him a speedy recovery.”

Manchester City’s Leroy Sane is fouled by Cardiff City’s Joe Bennett – Reuters

After the game, Pep Guardiola called for referees to afford his players more protection under heavy challenges from opponents.

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