Manchester City have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne will be out for the next 5-6 weeks with a knee injury
The Belgian midfielder sustained damage to his left knee in the 86th minute of City’s 2-0 Carabao Cup win over Fulham on Thursday.
This will come as a major blow for De Bruyne, considering he had only just returned from a three-month absence due to ligament damage to his right knee.
“The Belgian underwent scans on Friday at the CFA,” read a statement on the club website.
“No surgery is needed but he is expected to be out for between 5-6 weeks.”
De Bruyne sustained another serious injury in January 2016 from his right knee and ankle ligaments.
The 27-year-old played an integral role in City’s Premier League title-winning campaign last season by contributing eight goals and 16 assists.
Pep Guardiola’s side will host Southampton at the Etihad Stadium this Sunday for a Premier League game.