Manchester City forward Jesus has knee ligament damage

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MANCHESTER: Manchester City’s Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus suffered knee ligament damage in Sunday’s 0-0 Premier League draw at Crystal Palace, the Premier League leaders said on Monday.

City manager Pep Guardiola said immediately after the match that Jesus would “be out for a little bit more than one month.”

The 20-year-old forward left the Selhurst Park pitch in tears after landing awkwardly during the first half and had to be consoled by his club’s medical staff.

“Today I went through an image exam on my left knee that diagnosed a small medial collateral ligament injury,” Jesus wrote on Instagram on Monday.

“Thank God it is not very bad and I won’t have to go through any surgery procedure. Promise to be back as soon as possible.”

City are 12 points clear at the top of the table before facing mid-table Watford at home on Tuesday.