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Manchester City midfielder Riyad Mahrez given all-clear after ankle knock during friendly

Riyad Mahrez - for whom City paid Leicester 60 million earlier this month -- had to leave the pitch in Miami on Saturday after being fouled by Bayern’s Chris Richards.

football Updated: Jul 30, 2018 23:27 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, London
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Manchester City signed Riyad Mahrez from Leicester City(AFP)

Manchester City’s record signing Riyad Mahrez could play in Sunday’s Community Shield against Chelsea after a scan showed he had suffered no significant damage to his left ankle in a friendly with Bayern Munich.

The 27-year-old Algerian international forward -- for whom City paid Leicester 60 million ($79 million) earlier this month -- had to leave the pitch in Miami on Saturday after being fouled by Bayern’s Chris Richards.

However, City said in a statement on Monday that a scan had showed nothing alarming.

“Riyad Mahrez has been given the all-clear to return to training later this week after picking up an ankle knock,” read the statement.

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“City’s new signing was withdrawn from the action after being fouled by Bayern Munich’s Chris Richards during the first half of Saturday’s 3-2 win over Bayern Munich.

“Subsequent pictures emerged showing Mahrez wearing a protective boot on his left foot upon his return to Manchester.

“However, a scan today (Monday) has revealed no significant damage, and he could be available for selection for this weekend’s Community Shield against Chelsea.”

Mahrez’s replacement Bernardo Silva went on to score a double as City beat the German champions 3-2.

First Published: Jul 30, 2018 23:01 IST