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Kevin de Bruyne suffers knee injury in training

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Wing men: Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane.
Wing men: Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane.
Image: AFP7

MANCHESTER CITY PLAYMAKER Kevin De Bruyne is undergoing tests on his right knee after sustaining an injury at training today.

“The extent of the problem is not yet known,” the club said in a short statement.

The Belgian was the Premier League champions’ player of the year last season, scoring 12 goals.

Since signing for City in 2015, De Bruyne has only endured one significant period out through injury, having suffered ankle and knee ligament damage against Everton in January 2016.

On that occasion, De Bruyne missed 10 weeks of action – including the 2015-16 EFL Cup final – and City’s title challenge subsequently collapsed. Should De Bruyne be ruled out for two months as has been reported, City will be without him for Premier League games against the Terriers, Wolves, Newcastle United, Fulham, Cardiff City and Brighton and Hove Albion, plus the first couple of Champions League group stage fixtures.

Pep Guardiola’s side play title rivals Liverpool on 7 October.

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