Man City's Foden ruled out for three to four more weeks

Phil Foden missed last month's European Championship final defeat by Italy on penalties and has been absent from Manchester City's pre-season training.

"The foot is still a bit sore, it's such a shame to do it just before the Euro final, it was really unfortunate but I'm working hard in the gym," Phil Foden said.

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden will be out of action for three to four weeks more, ruling him out of the start of the Premier League season, he said on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old England international missed last month's European Championship final defeat by Italy on penalties and has been absent from City's pre-season training.

"It (the foot) is still a little bit sore, it's such a shame to do it just before the Euro final, it was really unfortunate but I'm working hard in the gym," Foden told Sky Sports.

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"Hopefully, I can get back as soon as possible. I'd say around three to four weeks more. Hopefully, it flies by and I can just get back out on the pitch."

Champion City kicks off the season at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and Foden also looks likely to miss the games at promoted Norwich City and Arsenal. England has World Cup qualifiers against Hungary, Andorra and Poland in early September.

City's first league match after the international break is at Leicester City, which beat it in the Community Shield, on September 11.

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