Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed that the club star midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, will be out for weeks for hamstring injury recurrence in the 0-3 victory over Burnley on Friday.
The Belgian was forced off the pitch after just 24 minutes in the opening game of the Premier League season away to Burnley.
Guardiola revealed the star player suffered a recurrence of the injury he picked up against Inter in the Champions League final in June.
“Unfortunately, he is injured again. A problem in the same position, he said to me, as in the final of the Champions League. It’s a pity because he had recovered well, but now we have lost him for a time. So we have to reflect, talk to the doctors, see what happened.
“He has to be relaxed, recover, and come back. He was feeling good and playing well in the first minutes. It depends on the magnitude of the injury but will be a few weeks out. Maybe it was my mistake [to play him] but when he is injured after 15-20 minutes it is not something wrong [with the decision] – when it is after 65 minutes it is the fatigue of the muscle,” Guardiola said.
It’s uncertain how long the Belgian will be out for this time, but given how he only lasted 24 minutes, Guardiola won’t rush the 32-year-old back a second time.