Cape Town - Manchester City have promised a "detailed
prognosis" of defender Aymeric Laporte's injury after he underwent a knee
operation this week.
The 25-year-old centre-back sustained the injury during
Saturday's 4-0 win over Brighton at the Etihad Stadium.
A statement by the Premier League champions on Wednesday
said they are still to learn how long he will be out for.
"Aymeric Laporte has undergone surgery on his knee
after damaging his cartilage and lateral meniscus during Saturday's win over
Brighton," said the statement.
"The surgery, carried out by Dr Ramon Cugat in
Barcelona, was successful and a more detailed prognosis will be provided in due
"Everyone at City wishes Aymeric a full and speedy
Laporte injured his knee when fouling Brighton's Adam
Webster. He stayed on the ground and was in clear discomfort before being
carried off the pitch on a stretcher.
City boss Pep Guardiola had described the Frenchman as the
world's best left-sided centre-back ahead of the game and his absence will be a
blow to the club's hopes of retaining their Premier League title.