Manchester City academy coach believes Kelechi Iheanacho’s injury during last Tuesday UEFA Youth League game against Schalke won’t keep him out for a long time.
The 18-year-old came off the bench in the second half of the game but only lasted ten minutes before going down under a heavy challenge and signalling to the bench to be replaced.
Iheanacho was able to pick himself up and walk off though, and afterwards Vieira did not appear to think the injury was too serious.
“I hope he is ok,” he said. “We need to find out with the doctor but hopefully he will be ok.”
There has been bubbling excitement about the Nigerian striker since he featured heavily on City’s US tour last summer, scoring twice in three games and this latest setback has already cost him aplace in the Nigerian team to the African Youth Championships next month in Senegal.