City manager Pep Guardiola gave the injury prognosis on Tuesday, a day before the team plays Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League. City has already qualified for the knockout stage. City is short of numbers in central defense, with long-time captain Vincent Kompany leaving in the offseason — and not being replaced — and Aymeric Laporte sustaining a serious knee injury at the start of the season.
Guardiola has been playing Fernandinho, a defensive midfielder, at center back. With Stones out, Nicolas Otamendi is the only other senior player available to partner Fernandinho for a busy month when City plays in three competitions — the Champions League, the Premier League and quarterfinals of the English League Cup.
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