Manchester City forward Gabriel Jesus suffered a fractured metatarsal in Monday night’s win over Bournemouth, the Premier League club have announced.
It is unknown how long the £27m attacker will be out for, although earlier reports suggested it will be at least two to three months.
A statement from the club read: “Manchester City can confirm Gabriel Jesus suffered a fractured metatarsal during the 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday night.
“He will undergo further examinations in the coming days to establish the extent of his lay-off.”
The news will come as a bitter blow to the wonderkid, who has made a scintillating start to life in Manchester.
Under Pep Guardiola, the 19-year-old scored three goals for City in just five appearances – displacing Argentinian counterpart Sergio Aguero, who had been a pivotal part of City’s climb to Premier League champions since joining in 2011.
Aguero, 28, replaced Jesus at the Vitality Stadium and forced the Tyrone Mings own goal which saw City complete their 2-0 victory and move to second in the Premier League.
The Argentina international is now likely to continue leading the line, although City are not in Premier League action again until March 5.
They travel to Huddersfield in the fifth round of the FA Cup this weekend.