Manchester City’s dazzling midfielder Kevin De Bruyne suffered knee ligament damage during his side’s first league game. A statement from the club, after his injury, read: “Manchester City can confirm Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee.”
However, De Bruyne doesn’t need to undergo a surgery after a consultation in Barcelona, as per one of the latest reports by Daily Star. Therefore, the Belgian international can significantly step up his rehabilitation programme to make his comeback quicker than expected.
He was due to make his return in November, but after the latest development regarding his fitness, the club stated: “No surgery is required, and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months. Everyone at City wishes him a speedy return to action.”
The 27-year-old was Manchester City’s Player of the Season last term, as he found the back of the net on 8 occasions and also managed to muster 16 assists in 37 Premier League appearances. Although the Cityzens have carved a staggering start to the new, De Bruyne’s early return would strengthen Pep Guardiola’s arsenal further.