Injured Kevin De Bruyne
Man City’s win at Swansea came at a cost.
Influential midfielder Kevin De Bruyne picked up a hamstring injury in the final stages of the game, which forced the Belgium off the pitch.
After the game, Pep Guardiola told the press the following about KBD:
I think he’s injured. Tonight we are going to come back to Manchester, tomorrow the doctor is going to see.
It’s a pity. It’s important for us.
[From] how he reacted it looks muscular for I’m not a doctor, fortunately.
Early timetable for his comeback
On Sunday, the Guardian’s Ed Aarons posted an update on De Bruyne.
While the player is set for tests on his hamstring on Sunday, it’s believed he’s set to be out of action for two weeks.
Man City travel to Celtic on the Champions League in midweek, before they take on Spurs at White Hart Lane next Sunday.
It’s possible that De Bruyne could make his return for City for the home game against Everton on October 15.
Kevin De Bruyne’s hamstring injury will be assessed today by Manchester City. Player hopeful he will only be out for a couple of weeks #mcfc
— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) September 25, 2016
It’s since been confirmed that De Bruyne is out for up to a month.
That’s clearly a huge blow for Man City, as he’ll likely miss games against Barcelona in the Champions League.
Confirmed: Kevin De Bruyne will be out for about 4 weeks with an hamstring injury. #MCFC
— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) September 25, 2016