Kevin De Bruyne attends Manchester City documentary All or Nothing premiere on crutches

The Belgian midfielder, 27, suffered a knee injury in training today and faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.


Pep Guardiola's main man is expected to head to Barcelona for specialist treatment.

But he still managed to join his manager and team-mates at the Vue cinema in the Manchester Printworks.

De Bruyne is expected to miss at least two to three months of the season.

Following the news, Man City released a statement, saying: "Kevin De Bruyne is undergoing tests on his right knee after sustaining an injury at training on Wednesday.






"The extent of the problem is not yet known and we will bring you further updates on Kevin's condition in due course."

The news is a major blow for City boss Guardiola his aims to defend the Premier League title.

He opted not to sign a central midfielder in the summer after missing out on Jorginho, who joined Chelsea instead.








Yet had the Spaniard known about De Bruyne's injury, he would have almost certainly entered the transfer market to bolster his engine room.

De Bruyne, who starred for Belgium in their third-place finish at the World Cup, returned to club action as a second-half substitute for the final 30 minutes in the 2-0 win at Arsenal.

 

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