On Sunday morning, it was announced that five players, including Grealish and Raheem Sterling, will not travel with Gareth Southgate’s squad for their final World Cup qualifier against San Marino.
Sterling’s absence is down to ‘personal matters’, but the statement on the official England website confirmed that Grealish will return to City for assessment on an injury.
The nature of the injury was not disclosed, but regardless, Manchester City could be heading for another injury crisis as a result of International break after this Grealish development
In the last few breaks, however, luck has deserted the Manchester City camp, with Ferran Torres, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne all missing games after representing their countries.
Pep Guardiola as well as Manchester City fans will no doubt be keeping an eye on the situation as they hopes that their players return as fit as they were when they left.
The news was shared on Twitter by City Xtra, and it attracted plenty of attention from Man City fans.
Wtf. Hope it’s not serious https://t.co/oxx71mBt7F
— Kushagra (@Kushagra9320) November 14, 2021
well that came out of nowhere
— ¹⁰ (@SxrgioSZN) November 14, 2021
please don’t be serious
— Aaron (@AarxnMCFC) November 14, 2021
Is this an actual injury or after-effects of his illness? Seems like details are very thin on the ground 🤔
— Mink (@minksfootie) November 14, 2021
These international breaks ffs
— LemonBird (@Jonza62) November 14, 2021
https://t.co/2ycwqzaU2Q Wouldn’t surprise me if he wasn’t 100% fit but still came on and has now picked up a knock. These stupid international breaks will break the players in the long run. https://t.co/DNW9kZOHOG
— Sam (@SamKB_) November 14, 2021