KEVIN DU BRUYNE has established himself as one of the Premier League’s top playmakers.
The Manchester City ace is an integral part of Pep Guardiola’s setup at the Etihad – but won’t be featuring in the City blue for the time being.
Why is Kevin De Bruyne not playing for Man City against Wolves?
THE Belgian suffered a knee injury whilst preparing for City’s second game of the season against Huddersfield.
Immediately clear that the knock was serious, he was sent off to Barcelona for further tests.
And it was confirmed by the club that De Bruyne has suffered ligament damage in his right knee, which will see him out for a considerable time.
When will he return?
WITH the severity of his injury, the Belgian won’t be seen in a City shirt for at least two months.
But it could’ve been far worse for De Bruyne, who could’ve been out for nearly a year if he’d completely torn the ligament.
The ex-Chelsea attacker’s agent Patrick De Koster revealed the good news and insisted the injury is the same as the one he suffered in 2016 that sidelined him for 12 City games.
He told Sportza: “I spoke to Kevin, and he confirmed that he had injured his knee in training. It is the same one as previously, and he felt the same way.
“On that occasion no ligaments were torn, and that is the main thing. If that was the case he would be out for six to nine months.