Manchester City faces Tottenham in the FA Cup fourth round, with Pep Guardiola providing updates on the squad’s injury status.
Erling Haaland: Injury: Foot Possible return date: vs Burnley (January 31) Details: Haaland has been sidelined since early last month due to a foot injury. Although he has resumed training, the Tottenham match comes too soon for his return.
Ederson: Injury: Unspecified Possible return date: vs Tottenham (January 26) Details: Ederson sustained an injury during the Premier League match against Newcastle United but is expected to be fit for the Tottenham clash after recovering.
John Stones: Injury: Ankle Possible return date: vs Tottenham (January 26) Details: Stones has missed several league matches due to an ankle injury but has returned to training. Guardiola anticipates his availability for the Tottenham game, providing a significant boost to the squad.
Guardiola explained Haaland’s injury in a press conference, highlighting a bone fracture that requires time to heal properly. He emphasized that the recovery timeline is definitive, stating that Haaland needs additional time to regain match fitness before returning to action.
With Ederson and Stones nearing full fitness, Guardiola welcomes their potential returns against Tottenham, enhancing the squad’s depth ahead of the FA Cup encounter.