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Report: Sane to have ACL surgery after Community Shield injury

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Manchester City’s Leroy Sane is to have knee surgery.

According to US sports network ESPN, the German international requires surgery.

The injury was sustained in this past weekend’s Community Shield against Manchester City.

The winger is scheduled to have his surgery in the next week. It is required to repair damage to the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

A club statement said:

“Manchester City FC can confirm that Leroy Sane has damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.”

The English Premier League curtain-raiser, the Community Shield took place between Manchester City and Liverpool.

Sane made a nine-minute cameo appearance, before going off injured. It appeared to be a twisted knee.

In his post-match press conference, Pep Guardiola said:

“I don’t expect the injury to be serious.”

Club doctors have been running extensive tests. Today they arrived at the ACL damage and necessary surgery as the course of action and recovery.

The statement from City’s medical team read:

“Leroy Sane has undergone testing throughout the week.”

“A specialist doctor traveled to Manchester for further examinations to understand the extent of the injury.”

“Leroy will have surgery in the coming week.”

Manchester City will provide Leroy with all the support and guidance he needs.”

“Everyone connected with the club wishes him a quick and full recovery.”

There has been no projected return date given as yet.

It was widely speculated that had this injury not occurred there was a possible transfer in the works.

With Sane making a rumoured 100 million pound move to his native Germany to play for Bayern Munich.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04: Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool talks to Leroy Sane of Manchester City as he leaves the pitch with an injury during the FA Community Shield match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on August 04, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)