(Football news) Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden was ruled out of England’s 2-0 win against Ukraine in the Euro 2024 qualifying and will now be unavailable for the match against Liverpool while he recovers from an appendix injury. Manchester City are competing in three competitions right now and are currently eight points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal with a game in hand. Pep Guardiola’s team have five league games in April and will take on Arsenal in a potential title decider at the Etihad Stadium on April 26th.
A statement released by Manchester City read “Phil will now return to Manchester to begin rehabilitation. He will not be fit for this weekend’s Premier League game at home to Liverpool and it is unclear at this stage how long he will be unavailable.” While City have not given a clear timeline for Foden’s recovery, the NHS’ website says that an appendix injury “should be able to return to normal activities in a couple of weeks, although you may need to avoid more strenuous activities for four to six weeks after open surgery”.
City are set to face Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the first leg in the Champions League quarter-finals on April 11th and will take on Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-finals on 22 April.