Sane returns for Manchester City 5 weeks ahead of schedule
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 13, 2018 08:51 AM
FILE - Manchester City's Leroy Sane celebrates after scoring his sides 1st goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan., 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has recovered from his ankle injury five weeks ahead of schedule.
Sane was originally ruled out for up to seven weeks at the end of January after a late tackle from Cardiff defender Joe Bennett left the Germany international with ligament damage.
But the 22-year-old Sane is back after two weeks and has traveled with the Premier League leaders to Switzerland for the Champions League last 16 match against Basel on Tuesday.
"I'm surprised," City manager Pep Guardiola said Monday. "He has worked a lot, but I didn't expect with a young guy how professional he was.
"He is not in perfect condition but he is with us. He wants to help us. That is good news. He and the physios did a good job."