OFFICIAL : Kelvin De Bruyne sidelined for a month due to injury
The midfielder was withdrawn during Man City’s 3-0 win over Burnley this week.
Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne has sustained a ‘serious injury’ and could be set for months on the sideline.
The Belgian playmaker was withdrawn midway through Man City’s Premier League opener against Burnley as a recurring hamstring issue continued to cause problems.
And now, City boss Guardiola has confirmed that the club will decide whether De Bruyne will undergo surgery.
In his press conference, Guardiola said: ‘We have to decide [on] his surgery. We will decide in the next days. Surgery is surgery, three or four months out’.
The City boss was also asked whether De Bruyne will go to see Dr Ramon Cugat, to which he said: ‘He saw the images, saw them personally. Two or three doctors had the same opinion.
Kevin De Bruyne was forced out of Man City’s clash with Burnley after suffering an injury. Pep Guardiola (right) confirmed that De Bruyne could undergo surgery as a result.
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De Bruyne suffered a similar injury during the Champions League final in June and Guardiola, after their Burnley clash, confirmed it was the same issue.
After the 3-0 win at Burnley, Guardiola said: ‘He was injured again unfortunately. It is the same place and position as the Champions League (final) and he will be out for a while.
‘He recovered well (after that injury) but now we’ve lost him again. It’s time to reflect, to talk to the doctors about what happened with him.
‘He has to relax and recover and come back. He was feeling really good and playing really good in the first minutes, but unfortunately, now he’s injured again.’