Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sterling Set for Tests after Injury Scare

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sterling Set for Tests after Injury Scare

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RAHEEM Sterling is set for tests in Manchester this week to determine the extent of his back injury.

The City forward has scored two goals in three starts this season and was called up to the England squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League games with Spain and Switzerland. However, it was announced on Monday night he had pulled out with a back problem and will return to his club for further checks over the next few days.

City are hopeful the issue is not serious as Pep Guardiola looks to have his side in top form when the Premier League returns with the visit of Fulham next Saturday.

"I never play with managers of national teams because they have few chances to work with players," the coach said.

"If they want to do well and want to qualify they need players as best as possible. …

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