By Press Association
Published: 23:58 BST, 31 August 2019 | Updated: 23:58 BST, 31 August 2019
Manchester City fear Aymeric Laporte could face a lengthy lay-off after suffering a serious-looking knee injury in the champions' 4-0 victory over Brighton on Saturday.
The Frenchman was carried off on a stretcher after going down in agony following a challenge on Adam Webster late in the first half of the Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.
City have already lost winger Leroy Sane, to a long-term knee problem this season and the club are anxious Laporte has not suffered the same fate.
Aymeric Laporte suffered a serious-looking knee injury against Brighton on Saturday
City manager Pep Guardiola, who described Laporte as the world's best left-sided centre-back only on Friday, said: 'I think he is in