Oleksandr Zinchenko provides Man City boost with Instagram injury update

By Liam Wood

Ukraine international Oleksandr Zinchenko has revealed that he is 'on his way' to fitness for Manchester City.

On the back of his Euro 2020 exploits, the 24-year-old has only played three matches this season for the Premier League champions - including 90 minutes against RB Leipzig in the Champions League.

That's owing to a calf problem which has kept the left-footer side-lined since mid-September.

As teammates from the Etihad Stadium jetted-off to all four corners of the planet for World Cup qualifying duty with their respective nations, the 46-cap Ukraine star instead remained in Manchester to work on a comeback for the following club fixtures.

Zinchenko would have featured against Finland and Bosnia & Herzegovina if he had been passed fit.

Instead, a return for City against Burnley - on Saturday, October 16 at the Etihad Stadium - is on the cards, but will Zinchenko step up his recovery in time to feature in that game?

The video Oleksandr Zinchenko posted to his 1.4m followers on Instagram. (Instagram (@zinchenko_96))

In his absence, versatile Joao Cancelo has been deployed at left-back by Pep Guardiola.

Eager to keep City supporters up to date with his current condition, the former Shakhtar Donetsk player and PSV loanee has posted a video on social media platform Instagram - during which Zinchenko is seen being put through paces on an exercise bike.

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Posting a simple caption to his 1.4million followers, the Ukraine defender said: "On my way."

Ever since touching down in the Premier League from Russian side FK UFA in 2016 - for £1.8million - Zinchenko has played 103 games for City, scoring three goals and providing seven assists for his teammates.

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