City's Ederson could return just days after Mane collision
 
, Posted on 13-Sep-2017


City's Ederson could return just days after Mane collision

Rotterdam : Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson could make a remarkable comeback in Wednesday's Champions League match at Feyenoord just days after a nasty collisionleft him needing stitches in his face.

Ederson was caught by a high boot from Liverpool's Sadio Mane on Saturday and received lengthy treatment before being carried off on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask.

The summer signing suffered facial wounds that required eight stitches but there was no concussion and no fractures.

He has since returned to training, wearing rugby-style protective headgear, and is in contention to face the Dutch champions after travelling to Rotterdam with the squad.

Manager Pep Guardiola will make a late decision but revealed on the eve of the Group F match that Ederson was training well.

Asked if the incident could make the goalkeeper hesitant in future, Guardiola said: "I could understand that feeling if he felt that, but in today's training session there were two or three long balls and he was there. Of course that can happen but we will see."

Teammate John Stones has also been impressed with how Ederson, 24, has dealt with the situation.

Stones, speaking alongside Guardiola at the pre-match press conference on Tuesday, said: "Ederson has got on with it straight away.

"After the game in the changing room he was talking as if nothing had happened. That shows his character.

"He wants to be around the team, in that environment. Everyone has seen his face, the stitches, the swelling -- but he's put a scrum cap on and he's been training today."

Two players who will definitely not feature are Yaya Toure and the injured Vincent Kompany.

Toure was left out of the squad by Guardiola and the manager raised fresh doubts over the veteran midfielder's future by refusing to make public why.

AFP


Related News

Real Madrid rout Depor 7-1
Jan 22

Real Madrid rout Depor 7-1

Madrid : Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Nacho Fernandez each scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to thrash Deportivo La Coruna 7-1 at the Bernabeu. Zinedine Zidane’s troubles appeared to deepen after 23 minutes when Adrian Lopez put relegation-threatened Depor into a shock lead, but they held...

Read More
Muller reached century  in win over Bremen
Jan 22

Muller reached century in win over Bremen

London : Thomas Muller reached a century of Bundesliga goals as Bayern Munich fought back to beat Werder Bremen 4-2. Muller and Robert Lewandowski both scored braces as lowly Werder gave Bayern a real fright at the Allianz Arena. Jerome Gondorf had fired the visitors into a 26th-minute lead and Werder were...

Read More
Tottenham held to draw
Jan 22

Tottenham held to draw

London : Tottenham Hotspur missed the chance to go above Liverpool in the Premier League table as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton at St Mary’s. Saints took the lead early in the first half via a Davinson Sanchez own goal, only for Harry Kane to equalise three minute later with his 99th Premier...

Read More
Marco Asensio’s late winner lifts Real in Copa first leg at Leganes
Jan 20

Marco Asensio’s late winner lifts Real in Copa first leg at Leganes

Madrid : Marco Asensio’s late strike earned Real Madrid a 1-0 first-leg lead in their Copa del Rey quarterfinal with Leganes. Mateo Kovavic spurned a great opportunity for Real, whose goalkeeper Kiko Casilla made a good save to deny Claudio Beauvue after 75 minutes. And Real took advantage after 89...

Read More
Ronaldo leaving Real beyond imagination
Jan 18

Ronaldo leaving Real beyond imagination

Madrid : Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Wednesday he cannot foresee Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club, despite various reports in the Spanish media saying he is in the middle of a stand-off with president Florentino Perez over a pay dispute. Ronaldo, 32, signed his last deal with Real in...

Read More
Leicester advance to FA Cup fourth round
Jan 18

Leicester advance to FA Cup fourth round

London : Leicester made history as English football’s first beneficiaries of the Video Assistant Referee system after the replay technology was used to award their second goal in a 2-0 FA Cup win over Fleetwood on Tuesday. When Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho ran onto a Riyad Mahrez pass to slot...

Read More
Messi scores brace as Barca cruise
Jan 13

Messi scores brace as Barca cruise

Barcelona : Lionel Messi scored twice as holders Barcelona cruised into the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 victory over Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou on Thursday night. The tie was delicately poised at 1-1 after a first leg in which Celta played extremely well against, admittedly, an under-strength...

Read More
Lucas eases Real into quarter-finals
Jan 12

Lucas eases Real into quarter-finals

Madrid : Lucas Vazquez scored a brace as Real Madrid booked their place in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey following a 2-2 second-leg draw with Numancia at the Bernabeu. The hosts were in command of the last-16 tie following last week’s 3-0 victory in the opening encounter, and despite a late leveller...

Read More
Ribery hits hat-trick in Bayern friendly win
Jan 11

Ribery hits hat-trick in Bayern friendly win

London : Bayern Munich’s players are primed for the second half of the Bundesliga season after a comfortable friendly win over SG Sonnenhof Großaspach on Tuesday. Franck Ribery scored a hat-trick after first-half goals from Kingsley Coman and Thomas Muller.   Bayern get their league campaign...

Read More
Aguero scores late winner
Jan 11

Aguero scores late winner

Manchester : Manchester City needed a late Sergio Aguero winner to claim a 2-1 advantage from the first leg of their Carabao Cup semifinal against Bristol City. The runaway Premier League leaders were given a stern test by the Championship side and fell behind to a Bobby Reid penalty after 44 minutes at the...

Read More