Pep Guardiola pleads for player protection as Kevin de Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus get injured

MANCHESTER City striker Gabriel Jesus could be sidelined for up two months by an injury sustained in the goalless draw at Crystal Palace.

The Brazilian was substituted with a suspected knee injury in the 23rd minute of the Premier League clash on Sunday and left the field in tears. And manager Pep Guardiola confirmed afterwards there would be no quick return for Jesus.

The City boss told BT Sport: “He will be out for maybe one month or two months.”

City also had Kevin De Bruyne carried off on a stretcher in the closing stages of the match.

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An injured Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City
An injured Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester CitySource: Getty Images