Kevin De Bruyne ruled out for three months with Injury

 Kevin De Bruyne ruled out for three months with Injury

Manchester City have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne  will miss the next three months of the season due to a right knee injury.

De Bruyne suffered the injury during training on Wednesday, with the Premier League champions initially unsure of his recovery timescale.

Kevin De Bruyne Injury News
Kevin De Bruyne (centre), pictured on Wednesday, will miss the next three months of the term

Manchester City  confirmed on Friday that they won’t see him back in action until late November at the earliest after damaging his lateral collateral ligament.

The 27-year-old will not require surgery. However, the Spaniard does now have to find a way to cope without De Bruyne for a possible 18 games.

‘We can confirm @DeBruyneKev has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee,’ the club announced on Twitter.

‘No surgery is required, and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months.

‘Get well soon, KDB! #mancity.’

De Bruyne will miss City’s first four Champions League group fixtures as well as potentially crucial domestic games at Liverpool and Tottenham on October 7 and 28 respectively.

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The 27-year-old was pictured in the gym on Wednesday morning but was injured later in day

It also seems unlikely he will be fit for the first derby of the season against Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on November 11.

De Bruyne had only returned to full training last week after a delayed summer break following the World Cup.

City are next in action against Huddersfield at the Etihad this Sunday.



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