KEVIN DE BRUYNE suffered a brand new knee damage in Manchester Metropolis’s match towards Spurs in an enormous blow to Pep Guardiola’s title hopes.
The Belgian star was making solely his 22nd begin in all competitions after struggling two critical knee KO’s and a hamstring downside in a stop-start marketing campaign.
The 27-year-old not too long ago confirmed indicators of returning to his sensible greatest however lasted simply 37 minutes of the Premier League assembly with Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect.
De Bruyne, who performed the complete 90 minutes towards the North London crew on Wednesday, appeared to jar his left knee whereas firing an effort at objective.
The Belgium worldwide visibly winced after the shot and smacked the ball into the stands in frustration when he subsequent acquired possession earlier than laying on the deck.
He was comforted by team-mates Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling earlier than being changed by Fernandinho however the damage is the newest suffered by the Belgian this 12 months.
Metropolis boss Guardiola now fears he’ll miss the remainder of the season beginning with Wednesday’s Manchester derby towards Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United.
The Man Metropolis star’s damage hell initially begun when he missed ten video games after tearing a ligament in his knee in August earlier than he then suffered one other setback in November.
De Bruyne was additionally sidelined with a hamstring downside in March nevertheless he revealed earlier this month that he was determined to play a component in Metropolis’s run-in.
The previous Chelsea playmaker stated: “The season is what it’s. Final 12 months, I might do it each three days for nearly 60 or 70 video games.
“I can’t attain that tally anymore however I’ll give every little thing I’ve. Hopefully, in the long run, we will raise a couple of titles.
“It’s like 12 or 13 cup video games now. It makes it thrilling. Ultimately perhaps we lose every little thing — however at the least we’re right here at this stage.