August 20, 2018 / 9:30 PM / 8 months ago

Soccer: Manchester City keeper Bravo ruptures Achilles tendon

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - May 9, 2018 Manchester City's Claudio Bravo gestures Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester City’s Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after the Premier League champions said he ruptured his Achilles tendon in training on Monday.

Bravo is City manager Pep Guardiola’s back-up to first choice keeper Ederson.

“Claudio Bravo has today sustained an Achilles tendon injury in training,” City said on their twitter account.

“He underwent scans this afternoon which have confirmed a rupture in the tendon of his left foot and will fly out to Barcelona for further tests on Thursday,” they added.

After City sold goalkeepers Joe Hart and Angus Gunn in the close season, Guardiola only has 21-year-old academy product Daniel Grimshaw as back-up to Brazilian international Ederson.

Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Ken Ferris

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