Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola issues latest injury update for his superstar

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola shares the recent update on the recovery of Kevin De Bruyne. Pep was speaking in a press conference revealing that Kevin is getting to his full fitness. City have been deprieved of the Belgian’s services so far this season. He sustained a hamstring injury during the very first match of ongoing Premier League season. Owing to his recurring hamstring problem, medical staff suggested Kevin to undergo a surgery. It was expected that De Bruyne will be sidelined until January 2024. However, the fresh update suggests that an earlier comeback is also a possibility.

Pep was speaking before the clash with Chelsea. He said,

“I dont know. I spoke with him two days ago and he said, ‘I feel really good’. But still he’s not training with us, not I think running much. I don’t know but I would say it’s the last time to start to come back to train with us.

I think, I don’t know, I would like to say in two weeks, one week, three weeks. But with these kind of injuries it’s better not to put pressure. When he feels good and the doctors and physios say, ‘Ok, next step, next step’, he’s coming. Don’t put pressure. It’s like you say with John (Stones), recover. It’s not necessary to do the bad decisions or wrong decisions to come back earlier for days or weeks, and after back (injured) again.

Kevin (De Bruyne) was a tough injury, was surgery, so step by step.”

Despite Kevin’s injury, City have maintained their top spot in the league. Moreover, they have secured their Champions League knockout qualification. However, De Bruyne’s return will be a huge boost for the club following their tight fixtures in the upcoming campaign.

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