Man City suffer huge blow as De Bruyne out for three months

Europa League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 15/08/2018

Manchester City suffers a huge blow as Kevin De Bruyne out for three months with a knee ligaments injury.

The 27-year-old Belgium international playmaker is to undergo a scan on a knee injury sustained in during Wednesday training section.

De Bruyne who featured 30 minutes in the opening of the Premier League day 2-0 victory over Arsenal last Sunday and cut short his holiday in a bid to play against the Gunners at Emirate Stadium.

Former Chelsea star is thought to have sustained ligament damage, almost certainly ruling him out until at least the New Year, but City will wait until further tests have been carried out before confirming the news.

A club statement read: "Kevin De Bruyne is undergoing tests on his right knee after sustaining an injury at training on Wednesday. The extent of the problem is not yet known and we will bring you further updates on Kevin's condition in due course."

De Bruyne, who managed 12 goals and 21 assists in all competitions last term, missed 12 games after injuring his right knee in January 2016.

The 18 games De Bruyne could miss  Aug 19 - Huddersfield, Aug 25 - Wolves, Sep 1 - Newcastle, Sep 15 - Fulham, Sep 18/19 - Champions League, Sep 22 - Cardiff, Sep 25/26 - League Cup third round.

Sep 29 - Brighton, Oct 2/3 - Champions League, Oct 7 - Liverpool, Oct 20 - Burnley, Oct 23/24 - Champions League, Oct 28 - Tottenham, Oct 30/31 - League Cup fourth round, Nov 3 - Southampton, Nov 6/7 - Champions League, Nov 11 - Man Utd.