Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester Metropolis midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is ready to be out for at the very least “three to 4 months” and will require surgical procedure on his ongoing hamstring issues.
De Bruyne was substituted 23 minutes into Metropolis’s 3-0 win at Burnley on Friday Night time Soccer.
Metropolis boss Guardiola stated on Tuesday: “We’ve got to determine if it is surgical procedure or not surgical procedure however he might be out for just a few months. Will probably be determined within the subsequent few days.
“Surgical procedure is surgical procedure. He might be out for 3 or 4 months.
“The damage for Kevin is a sore blow for us. However on the similar time we now have to look ahead. The abilities of Kevin are irreplaceable but it surely’s a possibility for others and I am positive they’ll take it.”
The sport at Turf Moor was De Bruyne’s first begin since he was compelled off with one other of what has grow to be a sequence of recurring hamstring accidents towards Inter Milan in final season’s Champions League last.
He missed most of Metropolis’s pre-season however got here off the bench of their Group Protect defeat to Arsenal on August 6, offering the help for Cole Palmer’s purpose.
“Possibly [we shouldn’t have taken a chance to start him],” Guardiola instructed Sky Sports activities after the win at Burnley.
“However what occurs in quarter-hour will be an damage in 60, 65, 70 when the fatigue comes within the legs, however we now have an damage in quarter-hour.”
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