EPL: Guardiola undergoes emergency surgery, to miss Man City matches

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By Sedara Philip

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has undergone emergency surgery on a back problem, the club confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.

Guardiola underwent the procedure in Barcelona, where he is now recovering.

The 52-year-old will miss Man City’s Premier League matches away to Sheffield United and at home to Fulham before returning after the September international break.

“Pep Guardiola has today undergone a routine operation on a back problem.

“Everyone at Manchester City wishes Pep a speedy recovery, and look forward to seeing him back in Manchester soon,” Man City’s statement read.

This is coming after Guardiola led Man City to beat Newcastle United 1-0 last weekend.

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