Claudio Bravo: Man City goalkeeper ruptures Achilles tendon

Bravo ruptures Achilles tendon says'life will go

Bravo ruptures Achilles tendon says'life will go

City may need a new goalkeeper and can apply to the Premier League for an emergency loan if the circumstances are considered "exceptional", with 20-year-old Daniel Grimshaw the only available option should Ederson suffer injury or suspension.

On Monday night, the Premier League champions revealed that scans on Bravo "confirmed a rupture in the tendon of his left foot".

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.

Bravo won two La Liga titles with Barcelona before moving to City in 2016, but an error-strewn first season provoked City to sign Brazilian Ederson from Benfica past year to take over as first-choice 'keeper.

Bravo himself has attempted to put on a courageous face over the matter. The Belgian will be out for between two to three months.

After City sold goalkeepers Joe Hart and Angus Gunn in the close season, Guardiola only has 21-year-old academy product Daniel Grimshaw as back-up to Brazilian worldwide Ederson.

However, the keeper, signed from Barcelona for £15.4m in 2016, did provide manager Pep Guardiola with reliable back-up.

Bravo, who joined the club two seasons ago from Barcelona, will fly to Barcelona for further tests on Thursday.

Scans confirmed the severity of the injury and the Chile worldwide will fly to Barcelona on Thursday to undergo further tests.

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