Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne facing up to three months out after suffering knee injury

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The Belgian is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is understood to have suffered a serious knee injury.

The Belgian star is facing up to three months on the sidelines after sustaining suspected ligament damage in a training session on Wednesday.

Kevin De Bruyne only had a short break after the World Cup before returning to action

Kevin De Bruyne only had a short break after the World Cup before returning to action

De Bruyne is set to undergo a scan, but it is feared the injury is similar to the one he suffered in early 2016, which kept him out of action for ten weeks.

Losing the 27-year-old for any period of time will come as a major blow to Pep Guardiola’s plans.

De Bruyne was City’s best player last season as they stormed to the Premier League title, featuring in all but one of their matches.

Having helped Belgium to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, De Bruyne only returned to training with City last week.

He was named on the bench for the opening game of the season, against Arsenal on Sunday, and played the final 30 minutes of the 2-0 win.

The former Chelsea and Wolfsburg man was in line to make his first start against Huddersfield this weekend, but Guardiola will now have to do without one of his key men for up to three months.

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