Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte will be out for up to six months after undergoing surgery on his right knee, manager Pep Guardiola said on Friday.
French centre back Laporte damaged his cartilage and lateral meniscus in a challenge with Brighton and Hove Albion defender Adam Webster and was carried off in City's 4-0 league victory last month.
When asked how long Laporte will be out, Guardiola said: "Five months, six months. Next year sure, January or February."
PEP 💬 (On duration of @Laporte's absence from injury) Not long, five months, six months, next year. January or February.— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 13, 2019