Manchester City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne will be sidelined for several months due to a serious injury. The setback occurred during Manchester City’s Premier League opener against Burnley, as De Bruyne had to be substituted due to a hamstring injury.
City’s boss, Guardiola, has now revealed that the club will make a decision about whether De Bruyne should undergo surgery. In a recent press conference, Guardiola shared, “We have to decide [on] his surgery… We will decide in the next days. Surgery is surgery, three or four months out.”
This injury is a significant setback for Kevin and the team. However, Guardiola is looking ahead and sees this as an opportunity for other players to step up. He acknowledged, “The injury for Kevin is a sore blow for us. But at the same time we have to look forward. The skills of Kevin is irreplaceable but it’s an opportunity for others and I’m sure they will take it.”
Responding to inquiries, Guardiola addressed the possibility of De Bruyne consulting with Dr Ramon Cugat. He explained, “He saw the images, saw them personally. Two or three doctors had the same opinion…”