Gabriel Jesus has provided an injury update – suggesting he could be back in action before the end of the season.
The Manchester City striker shared a snap without crutches or a protective boot on his Instagram page as he continues to recover from his broken metatarsal suffered in the Blues’ win over Bournemouth last month.
It was the first major injury of the Brazilian’s career and the teenager opted for surgery rather than sole treatment from the club’s physios, report the Manchester Evening News.
Jesus was expected to out of action for two to three months and it looks like he is on track for that timeframe.
Posting an update on Instagram from his native Sao Paulo on Saturday, the teenager simply used an emoji.
It captures Jesus’ trademark phone celebration, which has become a favourite with City fans.
Jesus underwent an operation on the injury under the watchful eye of Dr Ramon Cugat at Quironsalud hospital in Barcelona in February.
Vincent Kompany, Fabian Delph, Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne have all had injuries assessed at the renowned clinic this season.
When asked last week when he might return to action, Jesus revealed he hoped he could be back on the field before the end of the season.
“I don’t know, I have no return prediction,” he told SporTV .
“But I hope I can still play some games this season.”
City’s final Premier League fixture of the season is against Watford on Sunday, May 21 while the FA Cup final will be held on May 27.
Pep Guardiola’s side take on Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals on April 23.