Manchester City's Ederson trains in protective headgear after Sadio Mane clash
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 12/09/17 6:57pm
Pep Guardiola will wait until Wednesday to decide whether Ederson plays against Feyenoord after the Man City goalkeeper returned to training wearing protective headgear following his clash with Liverpool's Sadio Mane.
The Brazilian was stretchered off in the 5-0 victory over Liverpool at the Etihad on Saturday after a boot to the face from Mane, who was given a straight red card as a result.
The incident caused some debate, with similar challenges going unpunished over the weekend, and Sky sources understand Liverpool are appealing the length of Mane's three-match ban.
Ederson, meanwhile, quickly assured supporters that he was OK after the game, showcasing just cuts and bruises to his face, and he trained with the City squad as normal on Tuesday.
He also posted a message on Instagram with an accompanying picture that read: "If I can continue I will not stop."
The 'keeper flew out to the Netherlands with the rest of the squad ahead of City's first Champions League group game against Feyenoord on Wednesday, though, and Guardiola confirmed the player will need a late fitness assessment.
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"Ederson is here with protection," said Guardiola in his pre-match press conference on Tuesday. "Today we make the training session, tomorrow we will see, I have to speak with him."
Guardiola also confirmed defender Vincent Kompany has remained in Manchester after suffering a calf injury while on international duty with Belgium.