De Bruyne out for 10 weeks

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Manchester City will be without the services of midfielder Kevin de Bruyne for approximately 10 weeks due to a knee injury. 

The Belgium international suffered the injury during the Citizens’ 3-1 win over Everton in Wednesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final second leg when he fell awkwardly in injury time at the Etihad.

It had initially reported that De Bruyne would be out of action for six weeks, but the former Wolfsburg man has now confirmed that he will be out for even longer.

“I’ll be out for around 10 weeks,” De Bruyne wrote on Twitter.

As a result, De Bruyne could miss as many as 13 matches, including the Capital Once Cup final against Liverpool on 28 February, and both legs of City’s Champions League last-16 tie with Dynamo Kiev.