The 19-year-old striker announced himself in emphatic manner to Manchester City fans following his January arrival from Brazilian club Palmeiras with three goals in his first four outings.
However, he picked up a broken foot injury in yesterday night’s Premier League win at Bournemouth and it has been revealed Gabriel Jesus will be out of action for the remainder of the season.
Jesus limped off during the first half at Dean Court and was replaced by Sergio Aguero.
“Manchester City can confirm Gabriel Jesus suffered a fractured metatarsal during the 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday night,” “an official club statement said on Tuesday.
“The 19-year-old was withdrawn from action after 15 minutes of the game and assessed by the Club’s medical staff.
“He will undergo further examinations in the coming days to establish the extent of his layoff.”
With Jesus now out and Pep Guardiola’s side still chasing Chelsea for the league title, goalscoring duties at the Etihad will now shirt to Sergio Aguero and Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho.