Kevin De Bruyne faces month on the sidelines after latest injury setback

Kevin De Bruyne is likely to face at least another month on the sidelines after suffering a knee injury in Manchester City’s win over Fulham on Thursday night.

De Bruyne, who only recently returned from a two-month last-off with a cruciate knee ligament injury, is now all but certain to miss the Manchester derby on 11 November.

The Belgian playmaker left the pitch in the 86th minute of City’s 2-0 win after colliding with Fulham full-back Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

City’s medical staff immediately advised De Bruyne to come off and the 27-year-old was assessed by Pep Guardiola’s medical staff after the final whistle.

Guardiola could not expand on the severity of De Bruyne’s injury in his post-match press conference but said he hoped it was not serious.

Initial signs suggests De Bruyne will be our for at least a month, however, while further tests on Friday will determine the full extent of the injury.

While De Bruyne’s previous injury was to his right knee, the damage sustained on Thursday night was to his left knee and is unrelated to the previous injury.

Guardiola is expected to address De Bruyne’s condition at his press conference on Friday afternoon.

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