“It’s part of football…” – Kevin De Bruyne opens up on his injury setback and provides Kyle Walker update

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Kevin De Bruyne has spoken on his injury for the first time since being substituted in the second-half of Manchester City’s crucial victory against Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

The Belgian midfielder was replaced by Gabriel Jesus in the second-half, after seemingly sustaining some damage to his hamstring shortly after a collision with Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.

It has since been reported courtesy of an exclusive from the 9320 Podcast, that De Bruyne could face between two and three weeks on the sidelines after sustaining a ‘small hamstring tear’. This does of course mean he has become a major doubt for Manchester City’s vital trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on February 7th.

Speaking during a live stream of Fortnite on Twitch, Kevin De Bruyne said of his injury, “I’m alright, I’m alright. It’s part of football. It’s not too bad. I’m getting old you know. I’m 30 in the summer!”

He also discussed the latest on Kyle Walker, who was also replaced against Aston Villa due to a knock, with Oleksandr Zinchenko being substituted on in his place in the first-half.

De Bruyne said, “I think he [Kyle Walker] is going to be fine, it’s more like a knock. I don’t know exactly what he has yet.”

Manchester City take on Cheltenham Town in the FA Cup fourth round this weekend, and with De Bruyne and Walker joining Sergio Aguero on the sidelines, who is currently isolating following a positive Covid-19 test, Pep Guardiola is likely to shuffle his pack dramatically – especially with Premier League fixtures coming thick and fast immediately after.


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