Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Riyad Relief

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Riyad Relief

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RIYAD Mahrez will return to training this week after a knock to his ankle forced him off injured during City's final game of their US pre-season tour.

Mahrez was substituted in the 27th minute of the victory over Bayern Munich after a collision with defender Chris Richards.

He was then pictured in a protective boot and using crutches as the squad returned to Manchester Airport to begin preparations for Sunday's Community Shield clash with Chelsea.

However, City confirmed yesterday the injury is not as bad as first feared.

PEP The club said: "Riyad Mahrez has been given the all-clear to return to training later this week after picking City up an ankle knock. A scan today has revealed no significant damage, and he could be available for selection for this weekend's Community Shield against Chelsea. …

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