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De Bruyne out for three months

Manchester City and Belgium international midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will be out of action for up to three months. However, he won’t require surgery. Scans taken on Thursday revealed the full extent of the knee injury he sustained in training earlier this week.  

In a statement released on Friday Kevin De Bruyne’s club, the English Premier League Champions Manchester City wrote, "Manchester City can confirm Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament lesion in his right knee".

"No surgery is required and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months."


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De Bruyne who scored on of the most memorable goal of this summer’s World Cup in Russia will miss Belgium’s two upcoming friendlies against Scotland in Glasgow on 7 September and The Netherlands in Brussels on 16 October.

He is also certain to miss our country’s first two Nations League game in Iceland on 11 September and at home against Switzerland 12 October. Whether or not he will be fit for the games against Iceland on 15 November and Switzerland on 18 November is still unclear.

At club level Kevin De Bruyne scored eight goals and provided 16 assists as Manchester City won the English league title with a record-breaking 100 points last season.


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