Fresh Injury Blow Rocks Manchester City Ahead Of Champions League Clash

Manchester City Injury

Pep Guardiola has confirmed Kyle Walker as the latest Manchester City player to face a spell on the sidelines having been taken off at half-time in their 1-0 FA Cup semi-final win over Brighton on Saturday.

The 28-year-old felt a tightness in his hamstring shortly before the break at Wembley.

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Already, Sergio Aguero and Oleksandr Zinchenko are currently out for the City and are facing last-minute fitness checks ahead of their first-leg Champions League quarter-final clash.

An injury to City's first-choice right-back would signal a major blow to their domestic and European ambitions.

Guardiola announced that Sergio Aguero was a possibility for the FA Cup semi-final at Brighton but was not risked.

City face Spurs three times in 11 days before travelling to Old Trafford, with both teams holding the potential to dictate the courses of one another's seasons.

With Aguero and Zinchenko on the sidelines, left-back Benjamin Mendy will have been a welcome relief to Guardiola, with the Frenchman set to play a potentially pivotal role in City's run-in for an unprecedented quadruple.

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Citizens do have right-back cover in the form of Danilo, but ahead of an unparalleled period of importance in Guardiola's City tenure, the Spaniard will be praying and sweating on the fitness of Walker in the build-up to their game against Spurs at their new stadium on Wednesday.

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