Man City midfielder De Bruyne: Bernardo form set up by big preseason

Ruben Hill
August 15, 2018

Manchester City could be without star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne for a number of months after he sustained a serious knee injury in training on Wednesday, City Watch understands.

The extent of the injury is not yet known but the staff at Man City are reportedly fearing that he could be ruled out of action for more than two months.

Reports emerged earlier today of a potential season-ending injury for the Belgium global, who finished runner-up in last term's PFA Player of the Year voting.

Since signing for City in 2015, De Bruyne has only endured one significant period out through injury, having suffered ankle and knee ligament damage against Everton in January 2016.

De Bruyne, who has been at City since 2015, scored eight goals and provided 16 assists last season in a series of dynamic performances for the champions.

He played his first competitive football of the season against Arsenal on the opening day of the Premier League on Sunday, coming on after 60 minutes to replace Riyad Mahrez.

De Bruyne left training today on crutches and the club will discuss sending the Belgian to Catalan doctor Ramon Cugat, who Guardiola has leaned on in the past.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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