Phil Foden has restarted training with Manchester City after recovering from appendix surgery last month.
Phil Foden has returned to training following appendix surgery, giving Pep Guardiola’s treble-chasing Manchester City a timely boost as they look to defeat Bayern Munich and advance to the Champions League semi-finals.
He appendicitis removed from his stomach during the last international break. The England midfielder was expected to be out for up to four weeks.
He has returned slightly ahead of schedule. He now looks set to play in City’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Bayern Munich tomorrow.
Phil Foden has resumed training with Manchester City
Pep Guardiola welcomes Foden’s return, as his team is still in contention for three major trophies this season.
He now has a fully fit squad to choose from for the trip to Munich. City is travelling to Germany with a 3-0 lead from last week’s first leg.
Foden has been an important part of City’s team in recent seasons. He will find it difficult to reintegrate into a team that is flying after winning 10 games in a row.
Bernardo Silva scored against Bayern at the Etihad Stadium. Jack Grealish is in the best form of his City career, becoming one of Guardiola’s first names on the teamsheet.
However, having Foden back as an option is a boost for City, who may still have 14 games to play between now and the end of the season.
They play Sheffield United in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday, followed by a crucial top-of-the-table clash with Arsenal the following Wednesday.
In Foden’s absence, City have closed the gap on Arsenal, and are now only four points behind Mikel Arteta’s team with a game in hand.
A win over Arsenal would secure the title for City, who are aiming for their fifth league title in six years.