Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne has sustained an hamstring injury that may take him out of active football for four months.
This development was revealed by City head coach, Pep Guardiola after the talented player was substituted 23 minutes into Friday’s 3-0 win at Burnley.
Going memory lane into the Champions League, De Bruyne was forced off in to the prestigious league final last season with the same problem.
After Confirming the injury, Guardiola revealed that Kevin De Bruyne could require surgery on his ongoing hamstring problems which will take De Bruyne out for at least “three to four months.”
Meanwhile, De Bruyne was substituted 23 minutes into City’s 3-0 win at Burnley on Monday night.
“We have to decide if it’s surgery or not surgery but he will be out for a few months. It will be decided in the next few days.
“Surgery is surgery. He will be out for three or four months.
“The injury for Kevin is a sore blow for us. But at the same time, we have to look forward. The skills of Kevin are irreplaceable but it’s an opportunity for others and I’m sure they will take it,” Guardiola said on Tuesday.
Taking a look at a series of recurring hamstring injuries against Inter Milan in last season’s Champions League final, the game at Turf Moor was De Bruyne’s first start.
In City’s pre-season, he was also not consistent but came off the bench in their Community Shield defeat to Arsenal on August 6, but made a brilliant effort to provide the assist for Cole Palmer’s goal.