Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne could be forced to miss this summer’s European Championships after tearing ligaments in his knee and ankle during Wednesday night’s win over Everton, according to his agent.
After it was revealed that the Belgian would be sidelined for at least six weeks, De Bruyne’s representative, Patrick De Koster, admitted to The Guardian that it was too early to judge whether the 24-year-old would play again this season.
Kevin will be out for at least six weeks but it is too early to know more at this stage.
De Bruyne’s knee collapsed under his other leg following a challenge from Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori. It was initially thought that the leading contender for City’s Player of the Season award would not face a prolonged spell out but, after scans on Thursday morning, the rest of his season remains uncertain.
You never know. I’m not going to discuss that at the moment. All Kevin can do now is concentrate on getting better and we will see.
De Koster also mentioned that more details on De Bruyne’s injury would become apparent in the coming days and his return date could be revealed.
He will have more tests over the next couple of days and then we should know more.
He did, however, remain confident that his client would put 100% into his recovery.
I’ve known Kevin since he was 15 and he has never had such a bad injury before. But we hope he can come back quickly to help City.