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Leroy Sane ruled out for six weeks with ankle injury

Leroy Sane ruled out for six weeks
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Manchester City winger Leroy Sane will miss the EFL Cup final meeting with Arsenal after being ruled out of action for six weeks with ankle ligament damage.

Pep Guardiola has revealed that Manchester City winger Leroy Sane will miss around six weeks of action after suffering ankle ligament damage in the win over Cardiff City.

The Germany international, who has seven goals and 12 assists in the Premier League and Champions League this term, will therefore sit out the Citizens' EFL Cup final meeting with Arsenal on February 25.

City confirmed on Monday night that Sane was facing a spell on the sidelines as a result of the horror challenge from Joe Bennett, which forced the 22-year-old off the pitch midway through the 2-0 FA Cup win.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Wednesday's home match against West Bromwich Albion, Guardiola predicted a six-week layoff for the former Schalke 04 wideman, also ruling him out of the Champions League last-16 tie against Basel.

Bennett, sent off later in the match for a separate incident, has since apologised to Sane for the challenge.


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Leroy Sane in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on December 16, 2017
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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