MANCHESTER CITY have confirmed Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) harm… and can miss three months of motion.
The Premier League champions additionally made it official that the Belgian playmaker, 27, thankfully doesn’t require surgical procedure.
De Bruyne suffered the knock in coaching and flew to Barcelona for specialist remedy from Pep Guardiola-favourite Ramon Cugat.
And the Spaniard has revealed the harm sustained is to the lateral collateral ligament, with De Bruyne not required to go below the knife.
Metropolis revealed the information on Friday, tweeting: “We are able to verify @DeBruyneKev has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his proper knee.
“No surgical procedure is required, and the midfielder is predicted to be out for round three months.
“Get nicely quickly, KDB! #mancity”.
The information means De Bruyne may be anticipated to return someplace round mid-November… with the huge derby with Manchester United slated for November 11.
Earlier this week, the Belgian star was seen on crutches attending the premiere of Metropolis’s documentary All Or Nothing.
He then flew to Dr Cugat in Barcelona as he eyes a swift return to assist Guardiola and Co defend their Premier League crown.