Raheem Sterling suffered a thigh injury from a Manchester City clash with Tottenham Hotspur and has to pause at the Premier League clash against West Ham.
Pep Guardiola and Raheem Sterling (Photo credit: Reuters)
London: Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling will miss the Premier League game against West Ham on Sunday and could face a race against Real Madrid after a thigh injury to be fit for the Champions League showdown.
Sterling limped off the pitch at Tottenham on Sunday and the club confirmed that the injury will get the English international out of the game this weekend.
"Raheem Sterling will miss our game against West Ham this weekend after scans have shown that he has suffered damage to his left thigh. Everyone at City wishes @ sterling7 a full and quick recovery," said City on his Twitter account ,
City manager Pep Guardiola hopes that Sterling's absence will not take much longer than the West Ham game to prepare for a hectic schedule.
They travel to Leicester's top 4 rivals on February 22 and meet Real in Spain four days later in the round of 16.
The city also wants Sterling to be available for the League Cup final against Aston Villa on March 1st.
The 25-year-old, who eliminated Tottenham in the 84th minute, is one of the best goalscorers this season with 20 goals in all competitions.
Sterling has only missed two Premier League games this season in which he has not been a substitute.
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