Manchester City have confirmed that midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will be out for three months. De Bruyne injured his knee during training on Wednesday. De Bruyne’s lateral collateral ligament has been damaged. The club also said on their official website that de Bruyne won’t need undergo any kind of surgery.
De Bruyne came on as a substitute for Riyad Mahrez in the 60th minute in City’s 2-0 win over Arsenal. The 27-year old was City’s player of the season in 2017-18. He also registered the most number of assists in the Premier League- 16.
De Bruyne’s injury could pave the way for teenager Phil Foden to play a few games. Former England player Matt Le Tissier thinks that Foden should get 10-12 starts a season. Le Tissier said, “I don’t think Pep Guardiola would have any problem with starting him against Huddersfield with there being little danger of them losing that game.
There’s a lot of competition at City and he’s going to have to fight hard but, in the long term, that will beneficial to him and England because if he does break through then he is going to have the experience of playing with the best players at the highest level.”
Manchester City play their second Premier League match against Huddersfield Town on Sunday.