Gabriel Jesus hopes to continue the bright start to his Manchester City career before the end of the season.
January signing Jesus made an instant impact after his £27million move to City, with three goals in his first four appearances.
However, he suffered a broken metatarsal in February’s win at Bournemouth, which forced him to undergo surgery and was expected to sideline him for around three months.
The 19-year-old believes he can still play a part in the final weeks of the campaign though, with City aiming to secure a place in the top four.
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“I have no return prediction. But I hope I can still play some games this season,” he told SporTV.
“[The injury is] good. Thank God, the effort, not just mine, but from all the physiotherapists in Manchester, doctors and everyone. It was not easy for me.
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"It’s my first injury. Not muscle injury, but it’s the first time something happens that leaves me out of games. So it was not easy.
“But I saw that, of course, no one wants this to happen, but it could be worse. So we operated soon, I decided to operate and give it time.”