Reports circling on Wednesday afternoon suggested that City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne suffered an injury to his knee during training. This has since been confirmed by the club from an official statement realised on the clubs website mancity.com but the extent of this injury is not yet known, with the club confirming he is undergoing tests.
It is suggested that the Belgian international could be facing up to three months on the sidelines after the training ground incident and is set to fly to Barcelona for further tests with Dr. Ramon Cugat.
Dr. Cugat helped Benjamin Mendy and Ilkay Gundogan recover in the past after the pair suffered cruciate knee ligament injuries.
De Bruyne was spotted on crutches on Wednesday evening as he attended the premiere of Manchester City’s new Amazon documentary ‘All Or Nothing’.
With City looking to gain momentum early in their quest to retain the Premier League title, the absence of De Bruyne is sure to be a massive blow. Guardiola will now be looking to players such as David Silva, Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva to deliver the goods in the coming weeks.