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Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne inspire Jack Grealish to implement new injury recovery plan



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Manchester City and England forward Jack Grealish will adopt a new approach to injury recovery following a fresh setback.

The 28-year-old missed Manchester City’s rampant comeback win over rivals Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday afternoon, as Phil Foden scored twice to close the gap to Premier League leaders Liverpool to one point.

Three second-half goals secured a joyous victory for Pep Guardiola’s side, with the derby day win the first of three crucial Premier League fixtures this month.

Manchester City travel to Anfield next weekend and are also due to host Arsenal later this month, with the Sky Blues still bidding to win a fourth successive Premier League title.

City, who also face FC Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League last-16 second-leg on Wednesday evening, are additionally scheduled to face Newcastle United in the Emirates FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday 16th March.

Jack Grealish is at risk of missing all four fixtures as well as England’s international games against Brazil and Belgium at Wembley Stadium, after suffering a new groin injury in midweek against Luton Town.

The Englishman was forced off midway through the first-half at Kenilworth Road, with the FA Cup fifth round match at Luton marking his first start since being taken off last month with a similar problem.

Grealish has made just seven starts in the Premier League for Manchester City so far this season, having seen his campaign plagued by fitness problems.

In a renewed bid to be fit for final weeks of the campaign and the European Championships in Germany this summer, the 28-year-old is reportedly planning to adopt a new approach to recovery.

The Mirror report that Grealish is planning to take a safety-first approach when recovering from his latest groin injury, having been inspired by Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland.

De Bruyne missed five-months of the season after undergoing hamstring surgery in August, meanwhile Haaland was absent for six weeks due to a foot injury.

The pair have made impactful returns for the Blues, something Grealish is hoping to do upon returning to full fitness.