Eleven days before the semi-final first leg of the Champions League between PSG and Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne was injured in the FA Cup. He’s going to take exams on Sunday.
Manchester City are worried about their conductor. Hit in the right ankle at the start of the second half, visibly on poor support, Kevin De Bruyne was injured on Saturday in the FA Cup semi-final won by Chelsea against Manchester City (1-0). He immediately held his ankle and sat on the Wembley lawn for a few moments, before being replaced by Phil Foden.
“It does not look good. He hurts. We will see. He will take tests tomorrow (Sunday)”, reacted after the meeting his coach Pep Guardiola, at the microphone of the BBC. Not really reassuring for the Skyblues eleven days before their semi-final first leg of the Champions League against PSG (April 28 on RMC Sport). His absence would be a big blow for City. An essential part of Guardiola’s system, the Belgian international (29) has totaled eight goals and sixteen assists this season in all competitions.
It’s not the first time he’s been injured this year. Hit with the hamstrings, he had missed seven games between January and February. His exams on Sunday will provide more information on the nature of his injury and the length of his unavailability. In addition to the semi-final first leg of the Champions League in Paris, it is already uncertain for the trip to Aston Villa on Wednesday in the Premier League, and for the English League Cup final against Tottenham on April 25.