Kevin De Bruyne set to miss a month for Man City with new knee injury

Kevin De Bruyne could be out for a month for Manchester City with new knee injury as Belgian looks set to miss Manchester derby

  • Kevin De Bruyne suffered a fresh setback on Thursday with a new knee injury
  • He asked to come off after a collision with Fulham’s Timothy Fosu-Mensah
  • The Belgian now looks set to miss the Manchester derby on November 11 

Kevin De Bruyne is set to miss next week’s Manchester derby and fears he is out for at least a month after the knee injury sustained against Fulham.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah landed awkwardly on De Bruyne towards the end of Manchester City’s Carabao Cup victory on Thursday night.

The Belgium midfielder hobbled off after feeling pain in his left knee and is undergoing further tests with club doctors to ascertain the exact damage.  

Kevin De Bruyne suffered a fresh knee injury which looks set to rule him out for a month 

Kevin De Bruyne suffered a fresh knee injury which looks set to rule him out for a month 

De Bruyne walked off the pitch but looks set to miss the upcoming Manchester derby match

De Bruyne walked off the pitch but looks set to miss the upcoming Manchester derby match

GAMES DE BRUYNE IS SET TO MISS 

November 4: Southampton (H)  

November 7: Shakhtar Donetsk (H) [Champions League]

November 11: Manchester United (H) 

November 24: West Ham (A) 

November 27: Lyon (A) [Champions League]

December 1: Bournemouth (H)

That it is not the same knee to have kept him out for two months earlier in the season is a bonus but City will be without their main man again.

The Premier League champions face Southampton on Sunday before a Champions League date with Shakhtar Donetsk next week.

Then comes the derby against Manchester United next weekend before the international break. 

As is the norm, De Bruyne is likely to head for Barcelona for rehabilitation.

Thursday was De Bruyne’s first domestic start of the season and this latest setback is a significant blow for Pep Guardiola. 

City have missed him for much of the campaign but still sit top of the Premier League after 10 matches.  

Guardiola’s side have coped in his absence but he now looks set to miss games through until Bournemouth on December 1 should he respond well to the rehabilitation.    

De Bruyne was out injured with a knee ligament problem earlier in the season back in August

De Bruyne was out injured with a knee ligament problem earlier in the season back in August

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