Ederson joins senior internationals Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker in not playing a single minute for their retrospective nations during this international break - all for various different reasons of course, but none injury related thankfully - which will be music to a certain Pep Guardiola's ears.
Ederson's next match will be for Manchester City rather than Brazil - just like Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker (both rested) - after the back-to-back Premier League Golden Glove winner has come down with a stomach illness. City's number one is suffering from gastroenteritis - info via geglobo - which is in medical terms: 'inflammation of the lining of the stomach and large and small intestines'.
We of course wish Ederson all the best in recovering and hope this short break from which is now a gruelling schedule ahead for Manchester City is enough time to have him back and fresh between the sticks come the short trip to Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday 2 April. Zack Steffen played on Saturday in the FA Cup victory against Southampton, which was his first game back after injury, with Ederson covering for the US international in the previous rounds of the FA Cup.
Zack Steffen, who made a point blank save against Southampton with the score at 2-1, as reliable as he is will hope he doesn't have to return the favour covering any Premier League or Champions League games for Ederson (which he most likely won't). So, City should have all three of their so called 'regular international' absentees back and fresh for the run in at the end of this season.
Written by: @coIgcra
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