Kevin De Bruyne ruled out with long-term injury | OneFootball

Kevin De Bruyne ruled out with long-term injury | OneFootball

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Joel Sanderson-Murray·15 August 2023

Kevin De Bruyne ruled out with long-term injury

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Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne faces a long spell on the sidelines following the injury he picked up against Burnley on Friday.

The Belgian midfielder had to replaced in the first half of City’s 3-0 win at Turf Moor with a suspected hamstring injury and the City head coach has offered more insight into the injury today.

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“We have to decide his surgery. It will be a few months out,” Guardiola said in his pre-match press conference ahead of the Super Cup final against Sevilla on Wednesday.

“We will decide in the next days. Surgery is surgery.

“Three or four months out.”

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De Bruyne had suffered a similar fate in the Champions League final against Inter in June, leaving the pitch in the first half after suffering a hamstring injury.

It had been reported in Belgium earlier today that City believe this is a recurrence of that injury, which will now likely keep him out until 2024.

Manchester City have been linked with a move for West Ham midfielder Lucas Paquetá in recent weeks and when questioned about whether the English champions will look to the transfer market to deal with De Bruyne’s absence, Guardiola replied:

“We are going to find a solution.”

City face Europa League winners Sevilla in Athens on Wednesday night for a chance to win their first piece of silverware of the season.