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Revealed: The six matches Jack Grealish could miss for Manchester City following groin injury



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Manchester City could be without Jack Grealish for their next six matches after the forward sustained a groin injury on Tuesday evening.

Pep Guardiola’s side are entering a pivotal part of the campaign, as Manchester City continue their pursuit of defending last season’s historic treble, with crucial upcoming fixtures in the Premier League, UEFA Champions League and Emirates FA Cup.

City are amidst a major battle to win a record-breaking fourth consecutive Premier League title, with just two points currently separating the Sky Blues, Liverpool and Arsenal.

Manchester City have recently welcomed back both Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland from significant lay-offs, as De Bruyne missed almost six months of the campaign and Haaland was absent for 11 games.

John Stones and Jeremy Doku have also recently returned from the sidelines, however Guardiola was hit with a fresh injury blow in midweek, with Jack Grealish forced off against FC Copenhagen due to a groin injury.

The 28-year-old, who was making his first start since early January at the Parken Stadium in Denmark, was replaced after 20 minutes due to a muscular problem, with the injury set to sideline the Englishman for a number of weeks.

Grealish is expected to be sidelined for two to three weeks with a groin injury according to Mike McGrath, although Pep Guardiola refused to put a timeframe on the forward’s recovery when speaking at the City Football Academy on Friday afternoon.

Grealish is set to miss Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening, with the treble-winner at risk of missing potentially six matches over the next three weeks.

The 28-year-old could also miss matches against Brentford, Bournemouth, Luton Town, Manchester United and FC Copenhagen.

Manchester City’s crucial trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on Sunday 10th March could also prove doubtful for Grealish, with the forward having scored twice in six appearances against the Merseyside club.

Josko Gvardiol could also miss those next six matches for the Sky Blues after Guardiola revealed that the Croatian centre-back faces a period of absence due to an ankle ligament injury.

The defender missed Tuesday’s first-leg win over FC Copenhagen in the last-16 of the Champions League, and is set to be sidelined for two to three weeks.