EPL: Guardiola confirms huge injury blow after Man City’s 3-0 win at Burnley
Manchester City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, has confirmed that captain Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a fresh injury setback. De Bruyne was forced off the field after just 23 minutes during City’s opening league game against Burnley.
The midfielder experienced discomfort during the match, and it became evident that he needed to be substituted. He passed the captain’s armband over to Kyle Walker before being replaced by Mateo Kovacic.
Speaking about De Bruyne’s injury after the game, Guardiola revealed that it’s the same issue that troubled the Belgian playmaker last season. This recurrence of the injury is a significant concern for the team, and they will need to consult with the medical team to assess the situation.
De Bruyne had a positive start to the game, but the unfortunate injury forces him back to the sidelines. Guardiola expressed his disappointment that the midfielder is dealing with the same problem again, highlighting the challenges it poses for the team.
The injury to De Bruyne is an unwelcome development for Manchester City, and they will need to manage his recovery carefully to ensure that he can return to full fitness and contribute to the team’s ambitions in the upcoming matches and competitions.