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Man City defender Kyle Walker breaks silence on injury sustained in derby victory

Published on: 02 October 2022

Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker has broken his silence after coming off injured against Manchester United in the derby on Sunday afternoon.

City dominated proceedings at the Etihad Stadium and defeated rivals United 6-3, with forwards Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both grabbing hat-tricks against Erik ten Hag's side.

United failed to assert themselves against the reigning champions, however, they did score three consolation goals - with Antony and Anthony Martial both getting on the scoresheet for the away side.

Despite the enjoyable result at the Etihad, the only negative from the derby clash was the injury Walker sustained in the first half of the game. The England international, who started at right-back for Pep Guardiola's side, was forced off in the 41st minute. While it remains unclear what caused the injury, the 32-year-old was clearly playing in discomfort prior to coming off.

Walker took to Instagram after the match to update supporters on his condition, insisting that he is hopeful of recovering quickly.

He said: "Manchester is BLUE... Brilliant by everyone today. Gutted to come off injured, hopefully it isn’t too bad. Thanks for all the support today".

The England international has made eight appearances for City so far this term, but missed the two Champions League matches last month. Since arriving from Tottenham Hotspur in 2017, the defender made featured over 200 times, registering 23 goal contributions.

City return to Champions League action on Wednesday night when they face off against Copenhagen. Guardiola's side won their opening two matches in Europe against Sevilla and Borussia Dortmund.


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