Man City full injury list: Latest on six recent absentees ahead of Dortmund clash

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Manchester City are expected to be without three defenders for the Champions League game.

Pep Guardiola looks set to be without three key defenders for Manchester City’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.

The game is set to go ahead on Wednesday despite last weekend’s Premier League games being postponed as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.

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ManchesterWorld has been informed there are no plans to rearrange the game against Dortmund, although last week Uefa did check that there would be adequate police availability for the fixture.

City began their European campaign with an impressive 4-0 win away to Sevilla last Tuesday, and six points from the first two games would represent a fantastic start to the group while potentially allowing for rotation at a later stage.

That’s especially pertinent given the fixture pile up and the injuries Guardiola has had to deal with.

Haaland scored two last week as City beat Sevilla. Credit: Getty.Haaland scored two last week as City beat Sevilla. Credit: Getty.
Haaland scored two last week as City beat Sevilla. Credit: Getty. | Getty Images

There have been a plethora of niggles and issues in the opening weeks of the season, and we have the latest on six recent injury problems…

John Stones

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The defender is likely to miss out due to a knock, and he sat out the last two with the problem.

Nathan Ake

Suffered a groin problem last month against Newcastle United, but recently returned in the 1-1 draw away to Aston Villa.

Aymeric Laporte

Has been pictured back in training after undergoing knee surgery in the summer, although it’s not known whether he has returned to full-contact sessions yet. The defender is not expected to be involved again before the international break.

Laporte hasn’t played for City this season due to injury. Credit: Getty.Laporte hasn’t played for City this season due to injury. Credit: Getty.
Laporte hasn’t played for City this season due to injury. Credit: Getty. | Getty Images

Kyle Walker

Picked up a knock against Villa and is unlikely to feature against Dortmund. On Walker and Stones, Guardiola said last week: "[They are] injured. John is not much. Kyle is not much too, but I don’t know if he will be ready for Saturday, or Dortmund or Wolves before the international break."

Kalvin Phillips

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Hasn’t had an ideal start to his City career due to injury, but returned against Sevilla and should be available for Wednesday, although he’s unlikely to start.

Jack Grealish

Missed four matches due to injury across August and early September, but started in Seville last week and has shaken off any previous issues.

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