This is terrible news for Manchester City and Leroy Sane.
City confirmed on Thursday that the German star suffered damage to the ACL in his right knee during their FA Community Shield win over Liverpool on Sunday.
Sane, 23, has been linked with a huge move to Bayern Munich all summer, as the Bundesliga giants were said to be willing to spend over $130 million.
The German international will now have surgery and will be missing for several months, just at the point when it was expected he would leave City for Bayern.
City confirmed the news in a statement on their website:
“Sane has undergone testing throughout the week, with a specialist doctor travelling 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, and everyone connected with the Club wishes him a quick and full recovery.”