De Bruyne to miss three months for Manchester City
Kevin De Bruyne does not require surgery on a lateral collateral ligament injury but the Manchester City star is facing three months out.
Manchester City are set to be without Kevin De Bruyne for three months but the Belgium midfielder does not require surgery on a lateral knee ligament injury.
De Bruyne was named City's Player of the Season as he starred in their record-breaking run to the Premier League title last term but his injury lands a significant early blow against Pep Guardiola's bid for back-to-back titles in England's top flight.
The 27-year-old sustained the setback during a training session on Wednesday and, following a visit to specialist Dr Ramon Cugat in Barcelona on Thursday, City have confirmed his diagnosis.
"Manchester City can confirm Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee," a club statement read.
"No surgery is required and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months."
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