Man City star Kevin de Bruyne reportedly fears that a hamstring injury could sideline him for up to a month which will see him miss key games.
The Belgian international picked up the problem at the weekend as he was seen limping out of his side’s 3-1 win over Swansea City in the latter stages of the game.
While the 25-year-old underwent initial scans over the weekend to discover the extent of the issue, The Sun claim that he will fly out to Barcelona on Monday for more tests and to begin treatment.
It’s fairly certain that De Bruyne will now miss the Champions League tie with Celtic this week as well as next weekend’s Premier League clash with Tottenham, while his participation for Belgium in their upcoming World Cup qualifiers is also in major doubt.
It will be a huge setback for Pep Guardiola’s side to lose him, as ultimately he’s been one of their best players so far this season and in turn he has helped City pick up six wins in six games in the Premier League.
As a result, it will be interesting to see how the side cope without his quality in the final third, and it remains to be seen how Guardiola gets around his absence in terms of personnel changes.
De Bruyne has scored twice and provided five assists in six league outings so far this season, and he will of course be the most disappointed of all concerned to see his impressive form now disrupted by injury.