Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola has revealed that Kevin De Bruyne will be out for four to six weeks due to a hamstring injury.
The injury means the Belgian midfielder will miss Manchester City’s Premier League games against Liverpool, Tottenham and likely Arsenal next month.
Guardiola also confirmed that Kyle Walker would miss Saturday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at League Two Cheltenham after picking up a problem in Wednesday’s league win.
“Kyle had a big impact kick in his hips, but just a kick, so is not available tomorrow but we wish he is available for the next game,” said the City boss.
“Kevin, the doctor had to review the scan this morning, and he will be out between four and six weeks.”
If De Bruyne’s recovery takes the full six weeks, he will miss at least nine matches for City, including their Champions League last-16 first leg against German side Borussia Monchengladbach.
City are second in the league, two points behind rivals Manchester United with a game in hand.