Manchester City ace, Kevin De Bruyne, will miss the start of the 2023/24 Premier League season.
The Belgian playmaker was forced out of Manchester City’s 2022 Champions League final clash against Inter Milan a few minutes into the first half.
According to Daily Star, Kevin De Bruyne will not feature for Manchester City in the start of the 2023/24 Premier League season following the injury.
The report adds a Kevin de Bruyne’s medical report revealed the Belgian suffered a Grade Three hamstring tear which will rule him out of the opening games for next season.
Kevin de Bruyne is also set to miss Manchester City’s Community Shield clash against Arsenal before the opening Premier League game against Burnley.
Details of De Bruyne’s medical condition reveals De Bruyne will not go under the knife for a surgical operation on the harmstring tear as the injury does not require a surgical operation.
He is set to undergo rehabilitation and have been asked to rest well before next season to ensure a speedy recovery.
After the Community Shield clash against Arsenal and the Premier League opener against Burnley, De Bruyne is expected to be back to the squad and possibly make an appearance for the club in UEFA Super Cup clash against Sevilla on August 16.
De Bruyne was the pillar of the Manchester City juggernaut that smashed both Premier League and European clubs to win a historic treble in 2022/23 season.
The Belgian playmaker and midfield sensation delivered 16 Premier League assists and 2 Champions League assists for City as the club leveraged on their star-studded side to wrestle the Premier League title from challengers Arsenal, FA Cup trophy from Manchester United, and Champions League title from Inter Milan.
De Bruyne also scored 7 Premier League goals in 32 appearances, 2 Champions League goals in 10 appearances, and 2 assists in 2 appearances in EFL Cup.
Kevin De Bruyne’s Manchester City contract
Kevin De Bruyne signed a five-year contract with Manchester City in 2017 worth £104m with an annual salary of £20.8m.
His initial contract was set to expire in 2022 but he signed an extension in 2021 to extend his stay at the club till 2025. He has two years left in his current contract with a weekly paycheck of £400,000.
Kevin De Bruyne age
De Bruyne was born on June 28, 1991 in Drongen, Belgium. He is 31 years old.
Kevin de Bruyne injury
De Bruyne picked a harmstring injury in Manchester City Vs Inter Milan Champions League final clash at Ataturk Stadium in Turkey.
He is set to miss the opening game of the season for Manchester City but will return to action on August 16 in UEFA Super Cup clash against Sevilla.