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Man City's De Bruyne out for three months with knee injury

De Bruyne does not require surgery but will miss the first three months of the season. Credit: PA

Kevin De Bruyne is expected to be out of action for around three months with a knee injury, Manchester City have announced.

The 27-year-old was hurt during a training session on Wednesday.

Tests have revealed the midfielder will not require surgery but is likely to be sidelined until mid-November.

A statement from the Premier League champions read: "Manchester City can confirm Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee.

"No surgery is required, and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months. Everyone at City wishes him a speedy return to action."

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