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Monday 21 July 2014

Man City suffer Negredo injury blow

Striker out for a 'few months' after breaking his foot in pre-season friendly win at Hearts

Alvaro Negredo (left) set up Scott Sinclair's goal against Hearts on Friday

Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has confirmed that he will be out for "a few months" after breaking his foot in a pre-season friendly on Friday.

The 28-year-old suffered the injury during the 2-1 victory over Heart of Midlothian, a match in which the Spaniard set up City's opening goal for Scott Sinclair.

"I will be back stronger than ever"
Alvaro Negredo

Negredo posted a photo on his Instagram account on Monday, showing his leg in a protective boot, with a message that read: "I want to let you know that it's going to be hard for the next few months, I fractured my 5th metatarsal and will be out a few months.

"I will be back stronger than ever."

Negredo joined City last summer after agreeing a move from Sevilla and scored nine goals in 32 appearances to help the club win the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League title.

The injury means the centre-forward is not part of the City squad that has flown to the United States for a five-match tour that begins with a fixture against Sporting Kansas on Wednesday evening.

City open the defence of their Barclays Premier League title on Sunday, 17 August when they travel to Newcastle United.

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