De Bruyne suffers 'serious' knee injury

De Bruyne suffers 'serious' knee injury

The midfielder has gone on to star at the Etihad and was a key member of Pep Guardiola's side as they waltzed to last season's Premier League title.

According to www.metro.co.uk, De Bruyne faces around two months out after suffering the injury when he caught his studs in the turf before leaving the training ground on crutches.

Premier League champions Manchester City have been hit with a blow on Wednesday afternoon, August 15, after star player Kevin De Bruyne suffered an injury in training.

The Belgium global featured as a second-half substitute in the league campaign-opening win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium last Sunday.

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Gundogan, who can expect plenty of game time in De Bruyne's absence, hopes the Belgian can be back soon.

On that occasion, De Bruyne was out of action for a total of 12 games and missed the Capital One Cup final win at Wembley, but was back on 2 April to score in a 4-0 win over Bournemouth.

"The extent of the problem is not yet known and we will bring you further updates on Kevin's condition in due course", read a brief statement on the club's website.

Manchester City will be without the playmaker for the foreseeable future but have adequate cover in Ilkay Gundogan, David Silva and Bernardo Silva. And De Bruyne's injury could present an early opportunity for exciting youngster Phil Foden.

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