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Manchester City 3-1 (4-3) Everton: De Bruyne Injury Update

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Kevin De Bruyne surprisingly found himself on the bench at the start of Wednesday's Capital One Cup Semifinal Second Leg. But the Belgian made an immediate impact as a second half sub scoring the goal that leveled the tie and then setting up Sergio Aguero's goal that sent the Citizens to Wembley. But at the beginning of second half stoppage time De Bruyne suffered what appeared to be a devastating injury. Manuel Pellegrini gave an update that perhaps the injury is not as badly as feared.

"The doctor thinks, but he cannot be sure, that it's a problem in his medial ligament. We'll see how it is but it's impossible to know before tomorrow.

"I'm optimistic he won't be out for the rest of the season. We'll see how important the damage is. It's not the cruciate ligament, it's the medial we think.

"Kevin has been a very important player all season. He didn't start this game as we have nine games between now and next month.

"It is difficult to know. He is with the doctor, it could be the medial ligament. Tomorrow we will have more news but it is not a nice injury."

De Bruyne's natural replacement Samir Nasri is sidelined until March with a long-term injury. Stay tuned to Bitter and Blue for the latest news on this injury.