Man City youngster has suffered possible season-ending injury out on loan

Manchester City youngster Alex Robertson may not play again this season, after suffering a torn hamstring while on loan at Portsmouth.

EDS talent Robertson, 20, had been enjoying a good spell with the League One side and had been a regular under manager John Mousinho.

So far this term, he has made 27 appearances across all competitions.

But the Australia international will not be playing any more games for the south-coast club, with Mousinho confirming worst fears about the midfielder today…

Manchester City youngster Alex Robertson suffers possible season-ending hamstring injury on loan at Portsmouth

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As reported by Portsmouth.co.uk, Robertson is now facing a lay-off of around three months.

This is not seen as ‘season-ending’, however, Pompey boss Mousinho gave the impression that he will not be counting on the youngster moving forwards.

He said (via BBC Sport): “The tear on the hamstring is worse than we originally thought and it’s unlikely we’ll see him before the end of the season. He’s back at Manchester City getting a second opinion but it’s a real blow, for us and him.

“We always look at the reasons for what might have gone wrong. On Thursday he was fresh, he felt good, he’d had far fewer minutes over those 10 days [Christmas and new year] and four games than he’d previously had. It’s a really unfortunate one.”

The news is tough to take for Mousinho, who had loved having Robertson in his squad this season. He said of the starlet in December: “If you take an overall view on it, he’s come into the side and proved himself as one of the first names on the team sheet every week.

“He’s been playing a position we knew he could play in, but one we didn’t necessarily bring him in to play. So now playing as one of our holding midfielders, one of our sixes, where he’s excelled – he’s been excellent.”

A huge blow for Robertson

It is devastating to hear that Robertson’s season could be over and you need only look at what some Portsmouth fans have been saying in response on social media.

Over on X, the club’s official post about the news prompted many to express their dismay, making it clear that Robertson has been a key player for them this term.

Some have even suggested this injury blow could now damage the club’s push for promotion this season.

Hopefully, Robertson is able to recover as soon as possible, but crucially he cannot come back before he is ready. Perhaps there will be potential for him to play the final games for Pompey, but if there is any risk of aggravation then he must not play.