Man City coach Pep Guardiola has admitted that he isn’t in a haste to have John Stones back on the field so as to prevent further setbacks.
The English defender has not featured for City since the Champions League 3-0 victory over Young Boys on 7 November.
Stones was however an unused substitute in City’s Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool, as Guardiola is unwilling to take chances with his return to action.
“He feels good but I want to give him one week or two weeks to do proper strength training sessions,” the Spanish boss said.
“He’s so important for us but maybe his muscles are not completely ready.
“He’s going to train with us, partially or completely, and the rest he’s going to do proper strength sessions in his legs to make sure he feels stronger. We need him for a lot of games.”