Gabriel Jesus has admitted he fears a recurrence of the injury which sidelined him for two months.
The Manchester City and Brazil forward was sidelined after suffering a broken metatarsal in a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace on New Year's Eve.
Jesus made his first start of 2018 in City's 2-1 Champions League defeat to Basel on Wednesday, scoring the opener for his first goal since November 18.
But the 20-year-old admitted he is playing with fear in his mind as he bids to get back to full fitness and sharpness after missing 15 games for City.Read More
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"When you're in the game, without wanting it, you end up thinking about the previous game where you got injured,” said Jesus.
“You have a bit of fear. But, as you're playing more and more, you're going to get that fear away and play your football.
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“I think I still played with some fear, and there's some movements when I still have some fear to got injured again.
“I know anything can happen, but I'm sure that the more you play, the easier that fear is going to go away.”
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