Cape Town - According to his personal Twitter account, Manchester City striker Alvaro Negredo has fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot and has been ruled out of action for a few months.
"I want to let you know that its going to be hard for the next few months, I fractured my 5th metatarsal and will be out a few months," Negredo revealed on his Instagram account with an accompanying picture of him wearing a protective boot.
Spanish newspaper Marca reports that he sustained the injury in last Friday's 2-1 friendly win over Hearts and will miss at least the first two months of the new season.
"I will be back stronger than ever. I will return with a vengeance," the City striker promised.