De Bruyne out for ‘few weeks’ with injury: Pep

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Pep Guardiola is anticipating Kevin De Bruyne to be out for “weeks” after the Manchester City midfielder suffered a recurrence of the harm which minimize brief his Champions League remaining.

De Bruyne was forced off with a hamstring problem within the first half of the victory over Inter Milan in Istanbul in June and broke down once more throughout Metropolis’s Premier League opener in opposition to Burnley on Friday.

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The 32-year-old was substituted after simply 23 minutes of the 3-0 win at Turf Moor and was changed with summer season signing Mateo Kovacic.

“He was injured once more sadly,” Guardiola stated.

“Identical place and place because the Champions League and he might be out for some time. It will depend on the magnitude of the harm however might be a couple of weeks out.”

Regardless of solely having two months between the Champions League remaining and the beginning of the Premier League season, Guardiola insisted De Bruyne felt match sufficient to begin in opposition to Burnley.

“He’s down, he fought quite a bit,” Guardiola stated.

“He felt actually good. I desire to begin and make 50 or 55 minutes. He’s upset however he’s sturdy and might be again.

“Possibly it was my mistake [to start him] however when he’s injured after 15 or 20 minutes it’s not one thing fallacious. When it’s after 65 minutes, it’s the fatigue of the muscle. Now we have to speak with the docs and him.”

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