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De Bruyne out for ‘four months’ over hamstring injury

This means he’ll also miss the UEFA Super Cup final against Sevilla.



Kevin de Bruyne, the captain of Manchester City, won’t be able to play for up to four months due to his recurring hamstring injury.

This means he’ll also miss the UEFA Super Cup final against Sevilla.

Pep Guardiola, the manager, shared this news during the pre-match press conference.

De Bruyne had to leave the field during the first half of Man City’s opening English Premier League match against Burnley.

It’s unfortunate that he didn’t get to play in the pre-season either and had previously experienced the same injury during Man City’s UEFA Champions League final victory over Inter Milan in June. Let’s hope he recovers quickly!

Guardiola also disclosed the severity of the latest injury, stating that it might require surgery.

“It’s a serious injury,” Guardiola said, adding: “We have to decide on surgery but he will be a few months out.”

When asked about the worst-case scenario, Guardiola said: “Surgery would be, I don’t know, three or four months out.”

Lamenting further, Guardiola said he is disappointed at losing a player with “special qualities” for an extended period.

“First of all, the injury to Kevin is a blow and big loss for us. Kevin has specific qualities. You can lose it for one or two games but for a long time this is tough for us,” he said.

“But we have to look forward and we have alternatives there at other options. [There are] opportunities now for the other ones – life gives you that – and I am pretty sure they will take it.”

De Bruyne is integral to Man City’s impressive run of consecutive EPL titles, including a treble of EPL, FA Cup and UCL titles last season.

He has scored 96 goals and provided 153 assists in 358 matches at Man City.

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