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Guardiola confirms serious injury to Kevin De Bruyne, claiming he’ll be ‘out for a while’

During Manchester City’s Premier League victory over Burnley, star player Kevin De Bruyne had to be substituted due to injury in the middle of the first half.

Pep Guardiola anticipated a prolonged absence for Kevin De Bruyne after the midfielder suffered another hamstring injury.

De Bruyne struggled with a hamstring concern for several months towards the end of the previous season, with his playing time carefully managed. However, he experienced a setback in the first half of the Champions League final against Inter. Despite recovering for the new season, he pulled up during the first half of the Premier League match against Burnley, signaling for a substitution.

Although De Bruyne left Turf Moor without any visible issue, Guardiola revealed post-match that the injury was severe, indicating that the Belgian would be sidelined for an extended period. While the exact extent of the injury is yet to be determined, Guardiola anticipated a significant recovery period for the player.

Guardiola details out what he knows from the De Bruyne injury

“He was injured again unfortunately,” Guardiola told BBC MOTD. “Same place and position as the Champions League and he will be out for a while.”

During his press conference, Guardiola downplayed the notion that De Bruyne might have made a hasty return from his previous injury. He highlighted how disappointed the player himself was about the situation.

“He’s down because he fought a lot. He lost the final of the Champions League after 25 minutes. He felt really good, he felt perfect and I prefer a start, make 40-45 minutes and after but unfortunately it happened.

“Maybe it was a mistake [to come back so early] but if it was an injury after 65 [minutes] it would be fatigue of the muscle but after 15 minutes we have to talk to the doctors, relax and be free in your mind. In our second year he was a long time injured so he has to relax because he came back from that position and he will be back now.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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