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Man City star Kevin De Bruyne out for three months with knee injury

Man City star Kevin De Bruyne out for three months with knee injury
Kevin De Bruyne will be out for around three months after the Manchester City midfielder suffered lateral collateral ligament in his right knee.

De Bruyne suffered the injury during training on Wednesday and he flew to Barcelona the following day for tests that revealed that no surgery was required.

Pep Guardiola admitted being without the Belgian will be a big loss but they will have to learn to cope without him, starting with Sunday's match with Huddersfield Town.

"Like the doctor said, it will be two to three months, hopefully he can do as much as possible to get back and help us again," he told a news conference.

"It will be a big miss like last season with Benjamin Mendy. Last season Kevin was outstanding in all terms and of course for him and his family you never want this but you accept it's part of the game.

"It's especially part of the game for the players -- it's normal, they don't rest. It's a tough season, short recovery, they say let's go and we are in the competition. Human beings have a limit and sometimes these things happen."

De Bruyne, 27, had only been back in City training for just over a week ago after helping Belgium to the semifinals of the World Cup and was a 60th minute substitute in the 2-0 Premier League win at Arsenal on Sunday.

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