Manchester City's Alvaro Negredo out for "a few months"

Man City's Alvaro Negredo celebrates after scoring his team's second goal against Newcastle during their Premier League match on January 12, 2014
Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo says that he expects to be out for "a few months" with a metatarsal injury.

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has said that he expects to be out of action for "a few months" after suffering a foot injury.

The Spain international picked up the injury during City's 2-1 friendly win over Hearts on Friday evening.

Negredo, who has fractured his fifth metatarsal, has uploaded a picture to his Instagram account of his foot in a plastic cast.

Alongside the image, he posted the message: "I want to let you know that its going to be hard for the next few months, I fractured my 5th metatarsal and will be out a few months. I will be back stronger than ever."

Reports have suggested that Negredo will miss the first two months of the season.

Alvaro Negredo of Manchester City celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final first leg match between against West Ham United on January 8, 2014
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