Man City defender Eric Garcia suffers head injury after clash with Ederson


Eric Garcia is ready to go to hospital for tests after an alleged head injury that forced him to be plugged into Arsenal after Manchester City teammate Ederson hit him while trying to clear the ball.

The Spaniard was unable to travel to the field, the confrontation causing a long delay, but Pep Guardiola has now revealed that the player is aware.

Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne had City 2-0, before Phil Foden scored a third after the match resumed.

But City’s victory was overshadowed by Garcia’s full-time condition, with Guardiola offering an update on his player.

“He responds fairly well but we have to wait,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “He’s conscious right now, which is a good sign, I think he needs an additional test and maybe in the hospital. “

Eric Garcia was stretched at Etihad (Getty)

Garcia, 19, had impressed before his accident with Ederson, brilliant in the defense of the city alongside Aymeric Laporte.

The teenager was given a start at the resumption of the Premier League ahead of Nicolas Otamendi as Pep Guardiola tries to find a long-term solution for Laporte’s partner.

Sterling also acknowledged his disappointment with the Garcia crash, praising the way he had slipped into the first team after the Premier League restart.

“Eric had a fantastic game, well adjusted and composed,” said Sterling.

“It’s sad to see him go like that. At first it looked bad, but then it looked better. “


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