Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says Kevin De Bruyne facing six weeks out with hamstring injury
Kevin De Bruyne's hamstring injury means he could miss Manchester City games against West Brom, Sheffield United, Burnley, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Borussia Monchengladbach, and West Ham. Kyle Walker has also been ruled out of the FA Cup fourth round trip to Cheltenham Town on account of a hip problem.
Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on January 20, 2021 in Manchester, England.
"Kevin, like the doctor said today after reviewing the scan, will be four to six weeks out,” Guardiola said at a press conference ahead of City’s clash with Cheltenham in the FA Cup on Saturday.
“I'm not saying anything that anyone doesn't know, it is unfortunate for him and for us and we have to find a solution because everyone in their own life is struggling in the situation we are living and we have to adapt.”
Kyle Walker will miss the game at Cheltenham, but Guardiola said his hip complaint is not a serious one.
De Bruyne took to Twitch to provide his own update, saying he was ‘alright.’
"I'm alright,” he said. "I'm alright, part of football. It's not too bad.
“I'm getting old you know, not a young chicken anymore. I'm thirty in the summer."
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If De Bruyne is out for six weeks, he would miss games with West Brom, Sheffield United, Burnley, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Borussia Monchengladbach, and West Ham.
A potential return date could be the Manchester derby on March 6.