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Phil Foden: The Comeback Trail

Phil Foden is back in the side after a 10-week absence through injury.

The City midfielder, 21, had been sidelined since suffering a foot injury at Euro 2020, one which ruled him out of the final as England played in their first major tournament final since 1966.

But after a period of hard work and a rehabilitation process designed by City’s medical staff, he has played three times this week, starting with an appearance against Red Bull Leipzig in the Champions League and culminating in a goalscoring display as we beat Wycombe 6-1 in the Carabao Cup third round. It was a wonderful strike from a player entering the world-class bracket.

In this video, shot by a team of embedded camera producers inside the City Football Academy, Foden’s comeback is charted in detail, as he goes from tentative training sessions in isolation to a return to first-team action.

Working with Head of Strength and Conditioning Simon Bitcon and Physiotherapist Tom O’Malley - and under the watchful eye of Pep Guardiola - Foden’s journey back to action is laid bare.

Welcome back, Phil!

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