Huge blow for Man City! Kevin De Bruyne forced off with injury during Premier League opener against Burnley

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Manchester Metropolis have been dealt a worrying blow when captain Kevin De Bruyne was compelled off with damage after simply 23 minutes of their opening league recreation.

  • De Bruyne pulls up with damage
  • Changed by Kovacic
  • Guardiola sweating over key man’s health

WHAT HAPPENED? The sensible Belgian pulled up after simply 21 minutes of Metropolis’s 3-0 win against Burnley on Friday night. It was instantly obvious that the midfielder must be subbed as he handed the captain’s armband over to Kyle Walker, earlier than being changed by Mateo Kovacic moments later.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: De Bruyne and Metropolis followers will hope that it isn’t a recurrence of the hamstring damage which compelled him to depart June’s Champions League closing after simply 35 minutes.

WHAT NEXT? Based on reports, De Bruyne left Turf Moor with out the usage of crutches, in an enormous enhance to Pep Guardiola.

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