Sources close to Kevin De Bruyne believe he will be sidelined for between two and four months.
Manchester City have confirmed that the Belgium international has injured his right knee during training. De Bruyne suffered a similar injury during the 2016-17 season.
During that season he missed over two months after picking up the injury in a tie against Everton.
The 27-year-old midfielder is currently undergoing tests in order to discover the full extent of the injury.
A statement released by Manchester City today read: “Kevin is undergoing tests on his right knee after sustaining an injury at training on Wednesday morning.
”The extent of the problem is not yet known and we will bring you further updates on Kevin’s condition in due course.”
De Bruyne is currently a huge doubt for Manchester City’s first home game of the season. This will be a game against Huddersfield, on Sunday.
He is also at risk of missing upcoming fixtures against Wolves, Newcastle and Fulham. More importantly, he may also miss the Liverpool trip on October 7th.
Could this injury to Kevin De Bruyne deal a significant blow towards Man City’s title challenge? Only time will tell.