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Pep Guardiola provides injury update on Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne

The City playmaker does not have a serious problem, but he's out for a while

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne sustained a hamstring injury in the Premier League match against Swansea City last Saturday, which obviously caused a lot of concern for City fans and medical staff, but the Belgian won't be out for long.

The first few reports say it's a four-week period of recovery, but Pep Guardiola said in Tuesday's press conference prior to the Champions League match against Celtic that Kevin might be back even sooner.

“Kevin is not a big injury - in two and a half or three weeks, maybe he will be ready."

De Bruyne and teammate Vincent Kompany traveled to Barcelona for treatment with renowned physician Dr. Ramon Cugat, and if Pep's words about Cugat are true, then the Belgian stars are in good hands.

“Dr Cugat is the best doctor in the world and with him we know we are so safe.”


For De Bruyne, it's all about having him back in time for the Champions League match against Barcelona in three weeks' time. He will not be rushed back, clearly, but he'll undergo intense treatment to be ready for the Camp Nou clash and continue his amazing season for the Citizens.