De Bruyne, a Man City star, will miss four months of football
Kevin de Bruyne, a midfielder for Manchester City, will have surgery on his hamstring injury and miss the next three to four months of the season, according to manager Pep Guardiola.
The 32-year-old was forced to leave Friday’s 1-0 victory over Burnley at Turf Moor after only 23 minutes due to a limp.
De Bruyne was forced to leave the Champions League final victory over Inter Milan in June due to an injury.
“It’s a serious injury,” said Guardiola.
The Belgium international missed all of City’s pre-season matches and returned as a second-half substitute in the Community Shield defeat by Arsenal.
“We have to decide if he needs surgery,” added Guardiola, who confirmed De Bruyne’s issue is related to the same hamstring.
“The decision on surgery will be taken in the coming days and could see him miss three or four months”.