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Laporte Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

Jayfred Ugo

Good news for the 'Cityzens' as Manchester City defender, Aymeric Laporte, undergoes a successful knee surgery after being stretchered off in their 4-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.

The 25-year-old Frenchman went down clutching his knee following an intentional challenge from Brighton's centre-back, Adam Webster, in the 34th minute of the match, which was a home fixture played at the Etihad Stadium.

"Aymeric Laporte has undergone surgery on his knee after damaging his cartilage and lateral meniscus.

"The surgery, carried out by doctor Ramon Cugat in Barcelona, was successful and a more detailed prognosis will be provided in due course," a club statement released by City on its official website read.

After the departure of Captain and Belgian Defender, Vincent Kompany, who left this summer for his boyhood club, Anderlecht, Laporte became the singular force in the defense of City. John Stones has missed the last two matches with a thigh injury. With these two defenders out injured, Nicolas Otamendi is Manchester City’s only perfectly fit centre-back so far.