Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne sidelined for three months due to a knee injury

Manchester City have confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament lesion in his right knee and will be out for around three months.

The club also said no surgery is required.

The 27-year-old was seen on crutches at the premiere of Manchester City's new Amazon documentary "All or Nothing" hours after it was announced that he injured his right knee on Wednesday.

"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 on Wednesday evening.

"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.

He was a second-half substitute in the 2-0 Premier League-opening victory over Arsenal on Sunday, coming on in the 60th minute.


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