City midfielder James Maddison is set to resume training in about eight weeks following the knee ligament injury he sustained in our last game of the season at Sheffield Wednesday, the Club can confirm.
Following a scan and further assessment this week the injury was revealed not to be as serious as first feared and no operation is required - and the England Under-21 international and winner of this season’s Barry Butler Memorial Trophy could rejoin his team-mates just one week into their pre-season schedule.
Sporting Director Stuart Webber said: “James has had an outstanding season, with 15 goals and eight assists to his name. To get this injury in our very last game is really bad luck for him, but he’s a positive, dedicated young professional and he will be working hard with everybody’s support to get back to full fitness as soon as possible.
“On a positive note the injury is not as bad as we had first feared it might be and thankfully no operation is needed. All being well, James will be fighting fit and ready to come back early in our pre-season schedule.”