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Manchester City’s Claudio Bravo ruptures Achilles tendon, faces lengthy spell on sidelines

After City sold goalkeepers Joe Hart and Angus Gunn in the close season, Manchester City only has 21-year-old academy product Daniel Grimshaw as back-up to Brazilian international Ederson.

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Claudio Bravo is Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s back-up to first choice keeper Ederson. . (REUTERS)

Manchester City’s Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after the Premier League champions said he ruptured his Achilles tendon in training on Monday.

Bravo is City manager Pep Guardiola’s back-up to first choice keeper Ederson.

“Claudio Bravo has today sustained an Achilles tendon injury in training,” City said on their twitter account.

“He underwent scans this afternoon which have confirmed a rupture in the tendon of his left foot and will fly out to Barcelona for further tests on Thursday,” they added.

After City sold goalkeepers Joe Hart and Angus Gunn in the close season, Guardiola only has 21-year-old academy product Daniel Grimshaw as back-up to Brazilian international Ederson.