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Sane out for Man City with ankle ligament damage

January 29, 2018
Manchester City's Leroy Sane, right, falls after being fouled by Cardiff City's Joe Bennett, left, during the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match between Cardiff City and Manchester City at Cardiff City stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Manchester City's Leroy Sane, right, falls after being fouled by Cardiff City's Joe Bennett, left, during the English FA Cup fourth round soccer match between Cardiff City and Manchester City at Cardiff City stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City says Leroy Sane sustained ankle ligament damage during its FA Cup win over Cardiff, leaving the English Premier League leader short of attacking options in a crucial part of the season.

City gave the injury prognosis on Monday, without saying how long the club expected to be without the Germany winger.

The 22-year-old Sane, who has 11 goals and set up 14 more in all competitions this season, was injured by a challenge from Cardiff’s Joe Bennett, who was shown a yellow card for the tackle and later sent off for a second bookable offense.

With Gabriel Jesus also sidelined by injury, Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva will shoulder the attacking burden for City in the coming weeks.

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