Guardiola: Sane out up to 2 months with ligament damage

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Leroy Sane will be out for “six, seven weeks” after sustaining ankle ligament damage during the team’s FA Cup win over Cardiff.

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Sane’s absence leaves the Premier League leaders short of attacking options in a crucial part of the season, with the Germany winger potentially missing up to 11 matches in four competitions. That includes the League Cup final.

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With Gabriel Jesus also injured, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva will shoulder the attacking burden for City.

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The 22-year-old Sane, who has scored 11 goals and set up 14 more in all competitions this season, was injured by a challenge from Cardiff defender Joe Bennett, who was shown a yellow card for the tackle and later sent off for a second bookable offense.