Not that his presence has necessarily been a huge benefit for Man City for much of the season, but Raheem Sterling is poised to miss the remainder of a very disappointing Premier League campaign despite making one of the most expensive transfers in league history this past summer. Luckily for Roy Hodgson, he should be back in time for the Euros.
According to ESPN FC, Sterling is poised to miss six to eight weeks of action after injuring his groin during Man City’s derby loss to Man United this past weekend. Assuming the 21-year-old English winger misses the full eight weeks he is almost guaranteed to miss Man City’s final match on May 15.
However, in the (rather unlikely) event that Man City make it to the Champions League final, he should be back to fitness by May 28 – and in turn, a chance to join the Three Lions in Euro 2016.
Sterling joined Man City for an estimated £55.2 million switch from Liverpool – the largest sum ever paid by any club for an English player. But after getting off to a fast start to his career at the Etihad, his production tapered off, contributing just two goals and two assists in all competitions since the start of 2016 (both goals against relegation-bound Aston Villa).
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