Aymeric Laporte is cracking on with his recovery.
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Manchester City’s star center back has been missing since Aug. 31 with a serious knee injury he suffered against Brighton, which then required surgery.
In that time City have slipped to 11 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool, as Laporte’s absence has left a huge hole in the heart of their defense.
Speaking to The National, Laporte is hopeful he will be fit by mid-January.
“[My recovery] is going very well,” “Still I need time but I hope as soon as possible I can come back and play with my team-mates. I can’t say when exactly but more or less one month-and-a-half to two months.”
This is great news for Man City, but it could be a case of too little too late as they hope to win a third-straight Premier League title.
Following Vincent Kompany‘s departure in the summer Man City pushed hard to sign a new center back but were priced out of a move for Harry Maguire and Laporte’s injuries compounded their weakness, probably their only one, in that area of the squad.