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Man City goalkeeper Zack Steffen suffers injury scare

Manchester City will be waiting on news of a fresh injury to back-up goalkeeper Zack Steffen.

After spending a year out on loan, Steffen spent his first season as City’s second-choice to Ederson in 2020/21, impressing when stepping up in the Brazilian’s absence.

Steffen is the USA’s first-choice goalkeeper, and took his place for their Concacaf Nations League final against Mexico on Sunday.

USA won 3-2 in extra time to win the trophy, with Steffen starting the game but only lasting 69 minutes.

He was replaced with a knee injury, that didn’t appear to come as a result of any contact with another player, but later returned to the pitch after full time to join in with the post-match celebrations.

Speaking after the game, USA head coach Gregg Berhalter said: “I still don’t have a clear diagnosis. It’s knee-related but we don’t know exactly what it is, we’re waiting to hear.”

Steffen joins Kevin De Bruyne in being a close-season fitness concern for City, with the Belgian undergoing a short operation on Saturday on the facial injury suffered in the Champions League final.

Belgium say the procedure was done in agreement with City in order to improve De Bruyne’s chances of playing a part in Euro 2020. He was scheduled to join their training camp on Monday, but has already been ruled out of their opening group game with Russia at the weekend.