Kevin De Bruyne is set for surgery on his troublesome hamstring. It has been reported that Manchester City’s star midfielder has returned to Belgium for surgery to repair his ongoing hamstring issues.
Martin Blackburn of the Sun has reported that the midfielder has flown to Antwerp. Surgery for the injury has been decided as the best option to repair the ongoing issue. City sought opinions from several experts before sending their star man off for surgery in his homeland. In addition to that news, Blackburn reports that De Bruyne is facing an extended spell on the sidelines. He adds that he faces a minimum of three months out and possibly longer as he recovers from surgery.
Belgian football expert Kristof Terreur also has the news that De Bruyne will miss 3-4 months of the season. He reports for HLN Sport that he will have surgery as it’s the best option to mend the hamstring issue.
Surgery in Antwerp and out for 3-4 months.
— Kristof Terreur (@kristofterreur) August 17, 2023
The news of Kevin De Bruyne missing an extended period of the season is a savage blow for City. De Bruyne is still one of Pep Guardiola’s most important players so losing him for almost half a season will hurt the champions. The silver lining may be that surgery may stop the injury from reoccurring and De Bruyne can return fully fit and back to his best when he recovers from surgery.
Kevin De Bruyne’s injury lay-off may mean other players get an opportunity in midfield. Phil Foden has been earmarked for a midfield role and now may be the prime chance for him to develop into the role.