Kevin De Bruyne out for six weeks and will MISS Manchester derby after injuring knee against Fulham
KEVIN DE BRUYNE is OUT of the Manchester derby after suffering knee ligament damage against Fulham.
The Manchester City star has officially missed a month and a half this season and the club have affirmed he will miss another five or a month and a half of activity.
As well as the clash with bitter rivals Manchester United on November 11, De Bruyne will likewise miss matches against Southampton and West Ham and the Champions League tie with Shakhtar Donetsk.
He is likewise set to miss amusements with Lyon, Bournemouth, Watford and Chelsea.
It remains to be seen if he will be able to make it back for the Champions League game Hoffenheim in mid-December and the Premier League coordinate against Everton.
City have coped well without the Belgian star, 27, but the news will come as a bitter pill for Pep Guardiola, who just observed his star man return over the most recent few weeks.
De Bruyne has only made five appearances this season after injuring his other knee in the Premier League opener against Arsenal.
Confirming details of the injury, Man City said De Bruyne endured knee tendon harm in his left knee.
Surgery is not required but he will be out for five-six weeks.
City manager Pep Guardiola said on Thursday: « »He’s being checked with the doctors so I don’t know right now (how he is).
« I think today Kevin is back, the Kevin we know.
« He spent a lot of time injured but made a huge effort in Donetsk against Shakhtar and played a couple of minutes against Spurs in a troublesome circumstance on account of the pitch and the physicality
« Today again he was included with everything obnoxiously and protectively, so ideally what occurred in the most recent minutes isn’t not kidding. »