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Pep Guardiola says Kevin De Bruyne will be a ‘big miss’ for Manchester City

first_imgOn the positive side, fellow midfielder David Silva, who did not feature in last weekend’s season-opening win at Arsenal, could return against Huddersfield on Sunday.Guardiola said: “He trained the last two or three training sessions. Last week he was not fit, he had a little problem in his leg, but he has been training good this week.” Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack The matches Kevin De Bruyne could miss Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? impact Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Manchester City have confirmed Kevin De Bruyne will be out for three months with a knee injury.The Citizens announced that the Belgian midfielder has suffered a lateral collateral ligament lesion (LCL) but will not require surgery. August 19 – Huddersfield (home)August 25 – Wolves (away)September 1 – Newcastle (home)September 15 – Fulham (home)September 18/19 – Champions League group stage (TBC)September 22 – Cardiff (away)September 29 – Brighton (home)October 2/3 – Champions League group stage (TBC)October 7 – Liverpool (away)October 20 – Burnley (home)October 23/24 – Champions League group stage (TBC)October 28 – Tottenham (away)November 3 – Southampton (home)November 6/7 – Champions League group stage (TBC)November 11 – Manchester United (home) smart causal NEW ERA highlights He played 30 minutes of City’s 2-0 victory against Arsenal last weekend, having returned to pre-season training earlier that week.De Bruyne is now set to miss numerous big fixtures in both the Premier League and Champions League.The Belgium international is set to miss City’s first four Champions League games as well as the Spurs clash and another potentially key game against Liverpool on October 7.It also seems unlikely the 27-year-old will be fit for the first derby of the season against Manchester United on November 11.City boss Pep Guardiola said: “He will be a big miss. Last season Kevin was outstanding and, of course, for him and his family you never want these long injuries.“But you accept it. It’s part of the game, part of the amount of games and seasons, games and seasons (they play) and in the end the players fall down.“Sometimes that is normal. They don’t rest. It was a tough season last season. They come back in a short recovery and we demand in the first moment, ‘come on let’s go’ because we are in the competition. Of course human beings have a limit and sometimes these things happen.” LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS We can confirm @DeBruyneKev has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee.No surgery is required, and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months.Get well soon, KDB! #mancity pic.twitter.com/hozcvnF8BX— Manchester City (@ManCity) August 17, 2018De Bruyne flew to Barcelona on Thursday to be assessed by highly-regarded Spanish doctor Ramon Cugat amid fears he could miss up to four months of action.The midfield maestro was City’s player of the season in their record-breaking 2017/18 campaign, featuring in all but one match as they stormed to the Premier League title. possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures gameday Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes silverware Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more ALTERED last_img read more

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