Injured John Stones and Kyle Walker will miss Manchester City’s game against Sevilla

Pep Guardiola confirms defenders John Stones and Kyle Walker will miss Manchester City’s Champions League opener against Sevilla through injuries

  • John Stones and Kyle Walker will miss Manchester City’s game against Sevilla
  • Walker limped away in the game against Aston Villa and Stones has a shot
  • Guardiola says neither injury is serious but he is unsure when Walker will return

Manchester City defenders John Stones and Kyle Walker will both miss Tuesday’s Champions League opener in Seville through injury, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed.

Neither player was included in City’s traveling squad for the Group G clash at the Roman Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

Right-back Walker limped away in the final stages of Saturday’s Premier League draw at Aston Villa, while Stones also took a hit.

Defender Kyle Walker has been ruled out for Manchester City's game against Sevilla

Defender Kyle Walker has been ruled out for Manchester City’s game against Sevilla

Guardiola said at a press conference reported by the club: “(They are) injured. John is not much. Kyle isn’t much either but I don’t know if he’ll be ready for Saturday or Dortmund or Wolves before the international break.”

Fellow defender John Stones will also miss City's Champions League opener through injury

Fellow defender John Stones will also miss City’s Champions League opener through injury

City are without another defender in Aymeric Laporte, who has a knee problem.

It is expected that Laporte could be back in action after the international break.

Pep Guardiola says neither injury is serious but doesn't know when Walker will be back

Pep Guardiola says neither injury is serious but doesn’t know when Walker will be back

In addition to Sevilla, City also meet Borussia Dortmund and Copenhagen in Group C of the Champions League.

City are aiming to win the Champions League for the first time after reaching the semi-finals last season.

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