Manchester City may have gotten a bargain when they paid VfL Wolfsburg a massive sum for Kevin De Bruyne. He has averaged a goal or assist in almost every game he’s played so far this season and added another one in the Capital One Cup semi-finals against Everton. Unfortunately, Man City may need to find a way to adjust to life without him for a while after he was forced out of the match with a very scary-looking leg injury.
After Man City took a 3-1 lead (4-3 aggregate) against Everton, De Bruyne tried to get another one but lost his duel for the ball with Funes Mori and crumbled to the ground with his knee giving way.
Man City would go on to win the match in regulation, but the announcers of the game called it a “bittersweet victory” for the Citizens after losing on of their best scoring threats.
Since joining Man City in September, De Bruyne has scored five goals and nine assists in the Premier League along with another five goals and an assist in the League Cup.
De Bruyne was the Bundesliga assists leader in the 2014-15 season and was named Bundesliga Player of the Year for his efforts with Wolfsburg. He transferred to Man City over the summer for an estimated £58 million.
With any luck, the injury isn’t as serious as the similar-looking injury to Man United defender Phil Jones that ended his strong season abruptly back in September.