Kevin de Bruyne suffers knee injury, could miss several months

De Bruyne suffered a ligament injury to the same knee in 2016 during a League Cup game against Everton which kept him sidelined for two months.

"The extent of the problem is not yet known and we will bring you further updates on Kevin's condition in due course".

However, with the season in its infancy and the transfer window closed, the Champions have now confirmed that their star midfielder is undergoing tests after sustaining an injury to his right knee in training this afternoon.

A similar recovery time this time round would see the Belgium global ruled out until at least November, but with the severity of the injury unknown, City manager Pep Guardiola will be left sweating over the results of his medical examinations.

His loss will be a major blow to Pep Guardiola after helping City to a record-breaking 100 points last season on the way to the title.

The midfielder has not started either of City's matches so far this season, having returned late from the World Cup after helping Belgium secure third place in Russian Federation.

City, who began their title defence with a 2-0 victory at Arsenal, next play Huddersfield at home on Sunday.

He may even miss the trip to Liverpool on October 7.

De Bruyne was absolutely pivotal to Man City's success last season, scoring 12 goals and supplying 21 assists across all competitions.



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