Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bravo Nears Return and De Bruyne Raring to Go

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bravo Nears Return and De Bruyne Raring to Go

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THERE could be good news on the City injury front as it appears goalkeeper Claudio Bravo could return from the sidelines sooner than expected.

It was initially predicted that the Chilean would miss the entirety of the season after rupturing his achilles tendon, forcing manager Pep Guardiola to promote Aro Muric to number two. But he recently shared a video of himself running on a cross trainer, which could point to an earlier than anticipated return.

The video was in response to reports in Chile that Bravo had suffered an infection post surgery and would not only be ruled out for the season but also this summer's Copa America.

The reports were denied by the Blues. Another player to return from injury - hopefully sooner - is leftback Benjamin Mendy, who has been out since November after undergoing knee surgery. …

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