Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

De Bruyne out for six weeks with latest knee injury

De Bruyne out for six weeks with latest knee injury

De Bruyne is now likely to miss City's next six matches at least, including next Sunday's derby against Manchester United at the Etihad.

Even though De Bruyne's period of convalescence will include an global break, he is still facing the prospect of missing seven games for his club, including the Manchester derby and a trip to Chelsea.

City manager Pep Guardiola said he was confident De Bruyne would be back to his best despite the discouraging development.

Manchester City have been rocked by the news that influential midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is set to miss the next six weeks of action after suffering a knee injury during last night's 2-0 win over Fulham in the Carabao Cup.

The 27-year-old has already missed two months this season after damaging ligaments in his right knee during training in August. De Bruyne attempted to play on, but slumped to the ground moments later and then walked off in the 86th minute.

"I think today Kevin is back". Asked if he was anxious about the injury, Guardiola said, "I don't know right now".

"They know how we want to protect them", Guardiola said of Diaz and other highly regarded young players. The Spain youth worldwide will be out of contract in the summer and according to United Kingdom papers inclusing The Times and Telegraph, Real Madrid would be very interested in taking the player back to Spain. "We want him, but in the end, it doesn't depend on us". "He knew that in the beginning and he made a decision to stay". "It was the Kevin we know".

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