Kevin De Bruyne is facing a spell on the sidelines after injuring his right knee in training on Wednesday.
A club statement said the full extent of the injury is not yet known, but the 27-year-old Belgium international was undergoing tests.
De Bruyne, who was later seen on crutches, is expected to fly to Barcelona for further tests with Dr. Ramon Cugat, a specialist who treated him when he suffered a knee injury in January 2016.
Cugat also helped City teammates Ilkay Gundogan and Benjamin Mendy recover from cruciate ligament injuries.
“Kevin is a great player and it’s just unfortunate that it’s happened to him in training but there’s more than enough depth in the squad,” City right-back Kyle Walker said at the premiere for the club’s upcoming documentary “All Or Nothing.”
“We don’t just rely on one player. It’s a team game and whoever steps in will do well. Obviously, it’s a big loss but we’ve got more than enough cover.”
De Bruyne had just returned to training Aug. 6 after helping Belgium to the semifinals of the World Cup in Russia.
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