Manchester City’s Portuguese defender Ruben Dias will be out for “four to six weeks” because of a hamstring injury. Dias has missed just two of Manchester City’s 27 Premier League games this season and he has been very impactful in their climb to the top of the Premier League table.
Ruben Dias Out for at least 4-weeks
The head coach of Man City, Pep Guardiola said: “Ruben is massively important for us but he is not there.” Ruben Dias is expected to miss at least five matches, including three Premier League games starting with Sunday’s Manchester derby against Manchester United at Etihad Stadium.
Man City is six points clear of nearest rivals Liverpool but has played one game more. Liverpool will cut the gap to three points before the Manchester derby if they beat David Moyes’s side West Ham at Anfield on Saturday (17:30 GMT).
Manchester City will host Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League next Wednesday before visiting Crystal Palace in the Premier League on 14 March. They then play at Southampton in the sixth round of the FA Cup on 19 March and, after the international break, are at Burnley in the league on 2 April.
It is not clear at this stage if Dias will be fit for City’s home game with Liverpool on 10 April.