Kevin De Bruyne fears knee injury will put him out for at least a month

Kevin De Bruyne fears his knee injury may rule him out for at least a month, with the Manchester City player waiting on the results of further tests.

The Belgian suffered the problem to his left knee in the 86th minute of Thursday’s 2-0 Carabao Cup win at home to Fulham. This was only De Bruyne’s second start since a three-month absence following ligament damage to his right knee.

In January 2016 De Bruyne also seriously injured his right knee and ankle ligaments.

If the 27-year-old is out for a sustained period it will be a serious blow to Pep Guardiola’s side’s ambitions as he could miss crucial games, including the Manchester derby against fierce rivals, United.

The manager is expected to offer an update in his Friday afternoon press conference.

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