Friday, September 29, 2023

Kevin De Bruyne hobbles off with fresh injury blow as Man City star lasts just 22 minutes against Burnley

Kevin De Bruyne has suffered another setback after hobbling off at Turf Moor.

The Manchester City star lasted just 22 minutes before being replaced by new signing Mateo Kovacic.

GettyDe Bruyne was forced off during the first half at Turf Moor[/caption]

GettyThe midfielder is having torrid luck with injuries and will be hoping that the problem isn’t too serious[/caption]

The Belgian star has suffered torrid luck with injuries of late after being forced off during the Champions League final with Inter Milan last term due to a hamstring injury.

City’s skipper on the night, he passed the armband on to Kyle Walker as he walked off the pitch.

Speaking on Sky Sports, Carragher said: “You hope it’s not the hamstring issue from the Champions League final.

“Because if it’s a recurring injury, then it gets even worse.

“If it’s a new injury, then it’s simply bad luck.

“We’ve seen that quality he’s shown us already, but here’s the new man from Chelsea, Mateo Kovacic.”

City were 1-0 up when De Bruyne left the pitch thanks to Erling Haaland’s opener after just three minutes.

However that was doubled shortly later as the Norwegian striker slammed home his second against the Clarets.

GettyHaaland was quick to console De Bruyne as he headed off the pitch[/caption]

But De Bruyne’s injury will be a huge blow for Pep Guardiola, who was already without two of his stars for the Premier League season opener.

Defender Ruben Dias and John Stoned were omitted from the matchday squad due to fitness concerns.

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