Manchester City Suffers Blow as Ederson Faces Up to Four Weeks on the Sidelines

Manchester City’s goalkeeper Ederson is set to endure a spell on the sidelines, dealing a significant blow to the team’s campaign, following a muscle injury sustained during Sunday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool.

The 30-year-old Brazilian goalkeeper incurred the injury while making a crucial foul on Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez, resulting in a penalty for the hosts, which ultimately led to an equalizer for Liverpool.

Despite receiving prompt treatment and initially attempting to soldier on, Ederson was ultimately forced off the pitch, making way for Stefan Ortega to take his place.

As a consequence of this injury setback, Ederson is anticipated to miss crucial upcoming fixtures for Manchester City, including the highly-anticipated Premier League encounter against title contenders Arsenal on 31 March. Furthermore, he is expected to be absent from the squad for the FA Cup quarter-final against Newcastle this weekend, as well as during the subsequent international break.

City’s medical team has conducted assessments to ascertain the severity of Ederson’s injury, leading to the decision to inform the Brazilian Football Association of his unavailability for forthcoming international duties.

In Ederson’s absence, German goalkeeper Stefan Ortega, aged 31, is likely to step up as his replacement for City’s upcoming fixtures, including the pivotal clash against Aston Villa on 3 April and their subsequent visit to Crystal Palace the following Saturday.

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