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Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has revealed that he will not need surgery on a fractured eye socket and that he expects to return to pre- season in 3 weeks’ time.

The 19-year old picked up the injury in an aerial challenge with club teammate Nicolas Otamendi during a friendly between Brazil and Argentina in Melbourne back in June.

Jesus was stretchered off and taken to hospital, but the damage was minimal and he could be available for the beginning of the Premier League season on August 12th.

“I won't have to have an operation," he wrote. "I should be back within three weeks. Many thanks to all the fans for the support and love. Thanks to Dr Pagura and his team,” he told Esportivo.

Jesus also revealed that the incident emphasises his dislike of aerial challenges, “I have a little trauma. I hit my head when I was a kid. Probably that is why I'm little afraid of heading the ball!”

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