English Premier League (EPL) club Manchester City’s attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will miss action for the next 10 weeks. The Belgian suffered medical ligament damage in Man City’s 3-1 Capital One Cup victory over Everton on Jan. 28, 2016.
De Bruyne started the match from the bench. He came into the match as a second-half substitute to level the tie and then set one up for Sergio Aguero to score the winner. This helped Man City book a final berth against Liverpool on Feb. 28, 2016.
The 24-year-old suffered a major injury during the final moments of the game and was stretchered off the field.
Just got back from the specialist. I'll be out for around 10 weeks.
— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) January 28, 2016
“I will work hard on my recovery and hope to be back on the pitch asap. Thank you all for the supportive messages!” Kevin updated on his Twitter account.
The earlier reports suggested that the Belgian would be out for around six weeks, according to De Bruyne’s agent Patrick de Koster.
“I spoke with him half an hour ago and he is a little bit sad because he has a tear in his ankle and also the ligament in his knee are touched.” De Koster said to Sky Sports.
De Bruyne will miss the Capital One Cup final for Man City against Liverpool, both the legs of the Champions League round of 16 clash with Dynamo Kiev and Premier League games against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspurs.
De Bruyne joined Man City from Bundesliga club Wolfsburg last summer for £54 million (US $77.50 million). The Belgian quickly transformed himself as the key player for Man City.
The former Chelsea player made a big contribution when he came on as a 67th minute substitute to help Man City make it to the Capital One Cup final.
Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles tried to pick De Bruyne up as he wriggled in pain. The Spaniard has come forward to apologize regarding his act.
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