Kevin De Bruyne injury update from Pep Guardiola is an encouraging one

Pep Guardiola

The recovery of midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has received a positive report from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

The 32-year-old underwent surgery in August to treat a reoccurring hamstring issue. It is anticipated that he won’t return to Manchester City until the new year. He will be missing a substantial portion of the current season.

On opening weekend of the season, an injury forced Kevin De Bruyne off the pitch against Burnley. This was the Belgian’s first start since tearing his hamstring in the first half of the UEFA Champions League Final in June.

The Belgian international did not play on Manchester City’s preseason tour of east Asia. Although he did participate in the FA Community Shield match against Arsenal before picking up a new hamstring injury.

Due to the 32-year-olds’ injury setback, Manchester City was obliged to make a transfer signing. On Deadline Day, Matheus Nunes transferred from Wolves to the Etihad Stadium after a transfer for Lucas Paqueta from West Ham abruptly fell through.

Kevin De Bruyne contributed significantly to the Sky Blues’ treble-winning season. He scored 10 goals and 31 assists across all competitions. De Bruyne scored eight goals against the Gunners while playing for Manchester City. De Bruyne scored in both games against Arsenal last season.

This weekend, Pep Guardiola’s team plays Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in an effort to recover from a loss to Wolves. They will look to maintain their position atop the table heading into the next international break.

Manchester City had won their first six games before suffering a 2-1 loss at Molineux. But the Sky Blues haven’t dropped back-to-back league games since 2018.

Pep Guardiola provides injury update regarding Kevin De Bruyne

Guardiola gave a positive report on De Bruyne’s rehabilitation status in advance of Sunday’s trip to North London. Although, Kevin De Bruyne was not playing for the first team. Guardiola said

“Different timings because he comes in for treatment, but I see him every day and he’s getting better, his mood is good.”

He further added

“Hopefully sooner than expected he will be back.”

Kevin De Bruyne will be hoping to be back in the new year. But he appears destined to miss the FIFA Club World Cup in December as Manchester City attempts to win the tournament for the first time in Saudi Arabia.

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