Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson was stretchered off in Saturday's clash with Liverpool after colliding with Sadio Mane.
The Independent's Miguel Delaney provided an update on the keeper after he and Mane came together in a 50-50 challenge on the edge of the area, for which the Senegal winger received a red card:
Miguel Delaney @MiguelDelaney
Ederson not concussed, not going to hospital. Going to medical institute beside City campus to check for fracture.2017-9-9 12:43:36
Football journalist Raphael Honigstein believed, per the laws of the game, that referee Jon Moss was correct to issue Mane a red:
Raphael Honigstein @honigstein
Strict liability. Intent is NOT relevant. https://t.co/RRYluVj7Dz2017-9-9 12:25:30
After the match, City manager Pep Guardiola told reporters Ederson did not have a broken bone in his face.
Guardiola brought the Brazilian stopper to the Etihad Stadium from Benfica in a deal worth £35 million with a view to quelling the keeper chaos that unravelled after Claudio Bravo was signed from Barcelona.
Bravo's arrival led to Joe Hart's loan expulsion to Torino, but the Chilean successor disappointed on numerous occasions and found himself duelling for his No. 1 role with former fringe figure Willy Caballero.
Ederson is yet to make an appearance for Brazil's senior national team but has earned five caps for the Selecao's under-23 side.
Guardiola will hope to welcome his prospect back into the fold as swiftly as possible in the hope that he can provide the calm, ball-playing presence he's always desired between the posts at the Etihad.
Should Ederson be unable to play a part in the upcoming games against Feyenoord and Watford, Bravo is likely to deputise in the hopes City can maintain their UEFA Champions League and Premier League title aspirations.