Manchester City suffer another injury blow ahead of Liverpool clash

PREMIER LEAGUE Manchester City suffer another injury blow ahead of Liverpool clash

Faruq Ibrahim 20:07 - 26.03.2023

Phil Foden is set to miss Manchester City's clash against Liverpool after undergoing surgery to treat acute appendicitis.

Manchester City youngster Phil Foden has pulled out of the England squad and will miss the crucial clash against Liverpool this coming weekend, after undergoing surgery to treat acute appendicitis.

The 22-year-old has seen his form turn around after suffering from a foot injury earlier in the season, and Manchester City will not be able to count on him against bitter rivals Liverpool, as they look to close in on league leaders Arsenal.  

Foden pulls out of England squad

Manchester City announced via their official channels that Phil Foden recently underwent an appendectomy causing him to pull out of the English squad and return to Manchester for rehabilitation.

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This ruled him out of England's clash against Ukraine in the second game of their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign.

His recovery will also see him miss Manchester City's Premier League match-up against Liverpool at the Etihad, and according to the club, his expected return date is undetermined. 

Foden joins a list of players who pulled out 

This international break has seen several football stars pull out of international commitments, whether pre-camping or during, due to injury or recovery.  

Marcus Rashford, Mason Mount, and Nick Pope, all of whom were called up by Gareth Southgate, were unable to honour the invitation, citing injuries.

As reported yesterday, Chelsea full-back Reece James also pulled out of the England squad after suffering a 'minor hamstring injury.'

And outside England, Barcelona's Andreas Christensen is also a casualty of the international break.

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