Manchester City has been dealt a major setback with the injury of midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
During Friday’s Premier League opener against Burnley, De Bruyne sustained a hamstring injury that could potentially require surgery and keep him out of play for up to four months.
De Bruyne had previously suffered a hamstring issue during the Champions League final in June and had only recently returned to the field.
Unfortunately, he was forced off after just 23 minutes in the match against Burnley, and the injury appears to be more severe than initially anticipated.
Manager Pep Guardiola stated that a decision regarding surgery will be made in the coming days, but regardless, De Bruyne will be out of action for a significant period of time.
Guardiola expressed his disappointment at the loss of De Bruyne, highlighting his unique qualities that will be difficult to replace.
However, he also acknowledged that injuries provide opportunities for other players to step up and showcase their skills.
This article was updated 1 month ago