Jesus eyes Man City return before May

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.

“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.

"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.”

 

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