Kevin De Bruyne came out injured in the match lost by Manchester City against Chelsea this Saturday (0-1) in the Cup semi-final. According to information from RMC Sport, the Belgian playmaker suffered ligaments in his right ankle. Pessismism is in his entourage for the semi-final first leg of the Champions League against PSG on Wednesday April 28.
After Robert Lewandowski in the confrontation against Bayern, PSG could benefit from another boost of fate ahead of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City. According to information from RMC Sport, Kevin De Bruyne is very uncertain for the first leg scheduled for Wednesday April 28 at the Parc des Princes (from 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1).
Hit in the ankle during the semi-final of the FA Cup lost this Saturday against Chelsea (0-1). It was on a bad support on his right foot under the pressure of N’Golo Kanté that Kevin De Bruyne felt a strong pain. He returned immediately to the locker room at Wembley and City medical staff’s initial diagnoses, confirmed to RMC Sport by a source, established that the ankle ligaments were affected. “KDB” will undergo a whole series of examinations (X-ray, MRI) but he has to wait until his ankle, which is very swollen, deflates first. The results should nevertheless be known fairly quickly.
While waiting for the results, pessimism is in the player’s entourage and at the club. If the ligaments are really damaged, De Bruyne would have to be kept out of the field for at least two weeks so he would miss the first leg against Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG.
A hard blow for Guardiola
The Belgian attacking midfielder thus confirms the fears expressed by Pep Guardiola at the end of the match against the Blues: “It does not look good. He is in pain. We will see.”
Not spared by injuries in recent years, Kevin de Bruyne has already encountered problems with his ankle ligaments in 2016 and he experienced another alert in 2019. Each time, his unavailability had fluctuated between two weeks and six weeks.
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The collective to make De Bruyne forget?
Technical leader of the Citizens, the Belgian has scored eight goals and delivered sixteen assists in all competitions this season. His absence could undermine Manchester City’s ambitions against the Parisian block. But beware, Pep Guardiola has several options to replace his playmaker. Phil Foden or Bernardo Silva and Ferran Torres could benefit from the injury of Kevin De Bruyne.
It remains to be seen whether they will manage to compensate for his probable package. Worse for the English club, this ankle injury also makes Kevin De Bruyne’s participation in the semi-final second leg uncertain, just a week after the first leg in Paris.