Manchester City midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne is set to be on the sidelines for three months after he injured his knee during training, confirmed the club.
Kevin de Bruyne will miss three months of action.
Earlier, it was said that de Bruyne would be out for two months. However, a test confirmed on Friday, that he would be out for three months. However, Kevin will not require surgery on a lateral knee ligament injury. Manchester City confirmed on Twitter,
“We can confirm @DeBruyneKev has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee. No surgery is required, and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months. Get well soon, KDB!”
We can confirm @DeBruyneKev has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee.
No surgery is required, and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 17, 2018
De Bruyne injured his knee on City’s training on Wednesday, and he was seen walking with crutches then. He played in City’s Premier League opener against Arsenal where he played a crucial role in his side’s 2-0 victory.
The Belgium midfielder was at the form of his life. Manchester City became the first team in the Premier League history to achieve 100 points, and Kevin de Bruyne played a major role in his side’s success last season.
The 27-year old showed the same form with his national team too. Belgium ended up as the semi-finalist of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. And de Bruyne was one of the best players in the side who performed consistently throughout the tournament.
Kevin de Bruyne had also suffered a massive injury back in 2016. It kept him on the sidelines for almost nine weeks. Manchester City will be now eyeing on David Silva and Ilkay Gündogan to do the job.
However, life will be difficult at Manchester City for three months without their vital midfielder.