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.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Twitter suspends Infowars host Alex Jones' ability to tweet
Facebook , YouTube , Spotify and Apple banned Jones's accounts and products from their various services on 6 August following the media backlash.

Turkey doubles tariffs on some U.S. imports over economy 'attacks'
The 2nd Penal Court in Izmir rejected his appeal and sent the pastor's petition to an upper court, Hurriyet Daily News reported . A court Wednesday again rejected a request brought by Brunson's defence for his release, leaving no end to the crisis in sight.

Tiger Woods show suggests bright future for champion Brooks Koepka
He was able to hit a couple of good shots and holed a couple of good putts, and was able to come through in the end. Koepka said that just as his major victories on vastly different courses showed, he was up for any challenge.

Manafort Team Opts to Not Present a Defense, Rests Case
The case is being prosecuted by the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Andrew McCarthy predicted the defense's closing argument in Paul Manafort's trial will hone in on one person: Rick Gates .

Boy among 26 dead as bridge collapses in Genoa
A 2011 report by Italian highways company Autostrade per l'Italia said that the bridge had been suffering from degradation. The family had been making their way from Lucca, in Tuscany, to the Ligurian town of Imperia. "I'm out of words", he said.

Other news