Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne out for three months
Manchester City have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee and will be ruled out for around three months.
We can confirm @DeBruyneKev has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee.— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 17, 2018
No surgery is required, and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months.
Get well soon, KDB! #mancity pic.twitter.com/hozcvnF8BX
This is a big blow for the Premier League champions as De Bruyne is one of their most important players.
Pep Guardiola has said the Belgium star will be a big miss for City.
"For Kevin De Bruyne and his family its hard but we accept it. Human beings have a limit and these things happen. He will be a big miss.
Last season, in terms of injuries, was incredible we have best staff in England."
Kevin De Bruyne was a second-half substitute in City's 2-0 win at Arsenal, Manchester City host Huddersfield on Sunday in their next Premier League match.