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Man City's Gabriel Jesus inspired by Brazil great Ronaldo in recovery

Man City's Gabriel Jesus inspired by Brazil great Ronaldo in recovery
From ESPN - February 15, 2018

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus said he has been inspired by Ronaldo as he recovers from a knee injury.

Jesus reached out to the Brazil legend after he injured the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in City's goalless draw with Crystal Palace on Dec. 31.

Ronaldo missed nearly two years after injuring his right knee while with Inter Milan in 1999 and then later injured his left knee while with AC Milan in 2008.

"Besides being a fan of him as a player, I had the pleasure of getting to know the person he is, which made me admire him even more," Jesus told UOL Esporte.

"He's conquered everything but is still humble -- and great company. I am proud to be able to have his help and advice."

Manager Pep Guardiola originally said Jesus was expected to miss one to two months because of the injury, but Jesus said the injury was more complicated than originally thought and he only had the brace taken off his left knee last week.

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