Man City De Bruyne Suffers Knee Injury In Training – May Be Out For 4 Months
Manchester City have confirmed that their midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has injured his right knee in training.
While City said the extent of the injury suffered by the 27-year-old Belgium midfielder is “not yet known,” Sky Sports quoted sources close to the player as saying he could be out for between two to four months.
A statement released by City read: “Kevin De Bruyne is undergoing tests on his right knee after sustaining an injury at training on Wednesday.
“The extent of the problem is not yet known and we will bring you further updates on Kevin’s condition in due course.”
In a video made available online, De Bruyne can be seen using crutches and a knee brace after suffering an injury in training on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old will be assessed by City’s medical staff over the coming days and is expected to fly out to see Ramon Cugat, a specialist based in Barcelona used regularly by City.
.@Sammy_Goal was on the scene as Man City arrived at the premiere of their new Amazon documentary
Kevin De Bruyne on crutches ? ? pic.twitter.com/muqnDTvQy0
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De Bruyne only returned to training at City last week, having progressed to the latter stages of the World Cup with Belgium.
Pep Guardiola and his players arrived at the Printworks a short while ago for tonight’s All or Nothing premiere. Kevin De Bruyne led his teammates into the building on crutches. (?: @spbajko) pic.twitter.com/xtkNzAiL0U
— Manchester City News (@ManCityMEN) August 15, 2018
Despite only a week’s worth of training, Pep Guardiola named De Bruyne among the substitutes for Sunday’s trip to Arsenal and brought the playmaker on after the hour-mark.
De Bruyne’s absence will come as a significant blow to the Premier League champions, who were inspired by his performances on the way to last season’s title.