Pep Guardiola confirms that defenders John Stones and Kyle Walker will MISS Manchester City’s opening Champions League game against Sevilla due to injury
- John Stones and Kyle Walker will miss Manchester City’s game against Sevilla
- Walker limped off in the game against Aston Villa and Stones has a knock
- Guardiola says neither injury is serious but he isn’t sure when Walker will return
Manchester City defenders John Stones and Kyle Walker will both miss Tuesday’s Champions League opener at Sevilla through injury, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed.
Neither player was included in City’s travelling squad for the Group G clash at the Roman Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
Right-back Walker limped off in the latter stages of Saturday’s Premier League draw at Aston Villa while Stones has also picked up a knock.
Defender Kyle Walker has been ruled out of Manchester City’s game against Sevilla
Guardiola said at a press conference reported by the club: “(They are) injured. John is not much. Kyle is not much too, but I don’t know if he will be ready for Saturday, or Dortmund or Wolves before the international break.”
Fellow defender John Stones will also miss City’s Champions League opener through injury
City are also still without another defender in Aymeric Laporte, who has a knee problem.
It is anticipated that Laporte could be back in action after the international break.
Pep Guardiola says neither injury is serious but he doesn’t know when Walker will be back
As well as Sevilla, City will also face Borussia Dortmund and Copenhagen in Group C of the Champions League.
City are seeking to win the Champions League for the first time having reached the semi-finals in last season’s competition.
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