Kevin De Bruyne: Manchester City star ‘ruled out of Premier League title run-in’ in huge boost to Liverpool
Kevin De Bruyne will reportedly miss the rest of the Premier League season as Manchester City go head-to-head with Liverpool for the title.
De Bruyne was forced to leave the pitch during City’s defeat of Tottenham on Saturday, which returned Pep Guardiola’s side to the top of the table.
Liverpool moved back ahead of City into first the following day with a 2-0 win at Cardiff.
Guardiola immediately ruled De Bruyne, who has struggled with injury problems all season, out of Wednesday evening’s Manchester derby, and it appears he now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
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According to The Sun, a ‘small hamstring tear’ will keep De Bruyne out all four of City’s remaining Premier League matches. They are tomorrow’s clash with United, and then trips to Burnley and Brighton either side of a home fixture against Leicester.
He’s not expected to be back in full training for at least a fortnight, though this expected return should mean the 27-year-old is fit to feature in the FA Cup final.
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City take on Watford in the Wembley showpiece on May 18, hoping to claim either their second piece of silverware this season – if Liverpool win the Premier League – or their third, if they themselves have lifted the championship trophy.
A key player for City last term, De Bruyne has made just 18 Premier League appearances this time around. The Belgium international played just six matches before the turn of the year due to a knee ligament injury, while a thigh problem in March kept him out for almost another month.
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