Currently recovering from surgery in Chile, Manchester City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has reportedly had a complication which should leave him out for a couple of months more.
Chilean newspaper El Mercurio claims that the player had an infection in one of the stitches from his achilles surgery, and it’s now unlikely that he could be in action for the national team in Copa America 2019.
El Mercurio’s source is a person who’s ‘aware of the goalkeeper’s condition’, and is quoted as saying: “A while ago he suffered a superficial infection that delayed him a little in the recovery time. It’s not something serious, but it is very difficult for him to get back on track before the Copa America.”
“For at least one to two months more than estimated with specialised work, so it is very difficult to return before May.”
However, as every Claudio Bravo story in the Chilean media, there needed to be a controversy. This time, it’s people close to him saying he’s actually not taking that long to come back, and it could all be a conspiracy for him not to return to the national team.
“Just when options will open for him to return to the Chilean national team,” said the source. “He’s fine, he has no problem. He has even ridden a bicycle.”
“He has not had any conflict with his club, in fact he traveled before the holidays. That is a lie.”