Nathan Ake provides an injury update following his substitution against Bayern.
On Thursday, scans will be performed on Nathan Ake to determine the severity of his hamstring injury.
The Dutch defender has started 10 of the last 12 games for Manchester City under Pep Guardiola. He to the lineup against Bayern Munich after taking a break for the Premier League victory over Leicester. However, due to a hamstring injury Ake was unable to play the entire game.
Ake explained to reporters after the game that although it is the same injury he has previously experienced, it doesn’t feel as serious this time. The center-back and his manager will have to wait until the results of the scans to learn how soon he can resume playing.
He said, “I hope it’s not too bad.” I’ve had it before, and to be honest, it feels a little less painful. However, since these things are unpredictable, we will perform ultrasounds tomorrow and hope that the results are not too bad. It makes me very angry. I’ve been largely injury-free this season. Hopefully, it’s not too bad, but we’ll have to wait and see.
When Ake left the game after being given a rough time by Kingsley Coman as Bayern attacked City down the flanks, he had done incredibly well to be holding onto his clean sheet. Ake admitted how difficult it had been in Munich, but the relief at getting the outcome that advances the team to the semi-final was visible in his face.
“We’re overjoyed. We knew going into the game that it would be difficult and that they would try to score as soon as possible,” he said. “We were somewhat in a tight spot, but we made it through. It was challenging, undoubtedly one of the hardest games of the year.