Man City were injured when John Stones was eliminated from the United derby in England’s 3-3 draw with Germany

PEP GUARDIOLA has confirmed John Stones will miss Sunday’s mammoth Manchester derby.

The Manchester City defender hobbled away in England’s thrilling 3-3 draw while Germany held onto their Achilles tendon.

John Stones had to be substituted off injured in the tie between England and Germany

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John Stones had to be substituted off injured in the tie between England and GermanyPhoto credit: AFP
The defender has been ruled out of this weekend's Manchester derby

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The defender has been ruled out of this weekend’s Manchester derbyCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun

Stones, 28, looked burned out as he trotted off, sparking fears the injury could prevent him from playing at the World Cup.

But Guardiola allayed those concerns today as Stones is unlikely to be ruled out of the tournament.

Despite dealing a blow to City, the defender will definitely miss this weekend’s game against Manchester United.

Guardiola said today: “I think he won’t be injured for five to six weeks, but it will be less. Usually, the hamstring can be four to six weeks.

“I don’t know when he will be back, but hopefully in ten days to two weeks.”

Aymeric Laporte and Kalvin Phillips also remain sidelined for the champions.

That means Manuel Akanji or Nathan Ake will join Ruben Dias at the heart of City’s defence.

Stones has been a key man for Guardiola this season and has featured in six of City’s seven Premier League games so far.

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He’s even contributed with two assists since the campaign launched last month.

The former Barnsley and Everton man is a surefire starter for Gareth Southgate when he is fit.

Stones Three Lions team-mate Harry Maguire is also set for Sunday’s derby clash.

Like Stones, Maguire is suffering from a hamstring injury.

The United man was spotted limping out of Wembley after Monday’s draw with Germany.

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