​Manchester City forward Gabriel was in good spirits after undergoing surgery on a broken metatarsal in Barcelona.


A report from the ​Daily Mail shows the Brazilian prodigy giving a thumbs up gesture while recovering in hospital. 


The 19-year-old picked up the injury during Monday night's 2-0 win against Bournemouth and is expected to be ruled out of action until April at the earliest.

Jesus seemed to be in a good mood despite the injury, having visited Dr Ramon Cugat in Barcelona. City manager Pep Guardiola values the doctor as one of the finest in the world, and has previously overseen treatment given to Kevin de Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan ​​this season.


Guardiola and Cugat worked together for over 20 years after meeting at Barcelona, a club Guardiola both played for and later managed. The former Spain international has sent players to Cugat ever since, using him during his tenures at Barcelona and Bayern Munich.

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Jesus is expected to miss between two to three months of action after suffering an awkward twist during Monday's game. His form prior to the match had been keeping star man Sergio Aguero out the team, but the Argentina international was given a chance from the bench thanks to the injury and contributed to City's second goal, which was later ruled as a Tyrone Mings own goal.


Jesus scored three goals in his first three Premier League games after completing his switch from Brazilian side Palmeiras to City in January for a reported £25m.



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