Manchester City keeper Claudio Bravo could be out for season after training injury

Claudio Bravo reportedly suffered a serious injury in training today, with multiple reports emerging that he could be out for a minimum of six months and potentially the entire season.

Although details are scarce, journalist Jose Alvarez says Bravo could have suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and suggests it would be half a year out for the Chilean goalkeeper.

Manchester-based Spanish journalist Pol Ballús said the injury ‘looks bad’ and could be out for the entire season.

Bravo himself posted a message on his social media channels, saying: “No matter what happens, or how bad it looks today, life will go on, and tomorrow will certainly be better.”

It would leave City without an established back-up goalkeeper to Ederson, with Joe Hart having left the club for Burnley and England under-21 stopped Angus Gunn moving to Southampton. Youngster Aro Muric was sent to NAC Breda on loan, leaving 20-year-old local lad Daniel Grimshaw as the only goalkeeper in any position to step in for Ederson if needed.

Bravo’s injury – yet to be confirmed by the club – is the second serious one to occur on the training ground in the past week after Kevin De Bruyne was sidelined for at least three months after an accident in training.

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