Man City suffer blow as De Bruyne faces month out

Date published: Sunday 25th September 2016 5:50

Manchester City are still waiting to discover the full extent of the injury to midfielder Kevin De Bruyne which saw the Belgian forced off towards the end of the Premier League win at Swansea.

De Bruyne helped City record what was a 10th straight victory of the new campaign as they came from behind to beat the Swans 3-1 with a brace from Sergio Aguero.

Reports on Sunday suggested De Bruyne had already been ruled out for around a month with a hamstring problem, meaning he would certainly miss the Champions League game against Celtic in Glasgow on Wednesday night as well as Belgium’s forthcoming World Cup qualifiers over the international break.

However, it is understood City are not expecting to have a full prognosis of De Bruyne’s injury for at least the next 48 hours.

Speaking following the Swansea game, City boss Pep Guardiola said: ”I think he is injured. We go back to Manchester tonight (Saturday), and he will be seen by a doctor tomorrow (Sunday). The way he reacted, it looked like muscular, but I am not a doctor.”

Premier League leaders City are set to play second-placed Tottenham next weekend and then host Everton following the international break, before a Champions League tie away at Barcelona on October 19.

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