Manchester City confirm Leroy Sane has suffered cruciate ligament damage
German winger faces lengthy spell on sideline after surgery
Manchester City’s Leroy Sane leaves the pitch with an injury during the FA Community Shield against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images
Leroy Sane is facing a lengthy lay-off after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage, Manchester City have announced.
The German winger, who limped off in the early stages of Sunday’s Community Shield win over Liverpool at Wembley on Sunday, is to undergo surgery in the coming week.
The injury comes after a summer of speculation over the 23-year-old’s future, with Bayern Munich having been heavily linked with the player.
Sane has been offered a new contract at the Etihad Stadium but has not yet signed. He has two years left on his present deal.