Could this effect Man City’s title hopes?
Manchester City have suffered a huge blow in the form of a training ground injury to star man Kevin De Bruyne on Wednesday afternoon.
The Belgian star did not start the game against Arsenal at the weekend having returned from the World Cup after an extended break.
He did come on midway through the second half as Manchester City went on to win the game 2-0.
De Bruyne could have scored but Sergio Aguero didn’t spot his run having found himself one on one with Petr Cech.
Regardless, De Bruyne finished the game and would likely have been eased into a starting position over the next couple of weeks.
That has since been thrown out of the window after reports on Wednesday suggested he had picked up a serious injury in training.
Unfortunate training ground accident
Reports broke around half three that De Bruyne had suffered an injury in training.
The initial suggestions came from City Watch who tweeted the news.
City Watch understands Kevin De Bruyne sustained a serious injury in training today.
The full extent is unknown but it has been described to us as similar to the one he picked up against Everton in 2016.
— City Watch (@City_Watch) August 15, 2018
That was then followed up by the Daily Mirror who supported the claims of a knee injury.
Their report stated that while De Bruyne had completed a gym session with his teammates, he was then injured in the outdoor session.
They claim that the injury involves ligament damage and he could be set to miss ‘ at least a couple of months’ of action.
The injury is described to be similar to that of the one he sustained against Everton in 2016.
De Bruyne was kept out of action for 66 days at that time and he could be set for a similar timeframe on the sidelines.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 15, 2018