‘Not an option at the moment’ – Kevin De Bruyne gives update on injury recovery

‘Not an option at the moment’ – Kevin De Bruyne gives update on injury recovery

Kevin De Bruyne has said he cannot put a timeframe on his return to the Manchester City team, as the midfielder continues his recuperation from a long-term hamstring problem.

The 32-year-old attacking midfielder has been ruled out of action since early August after sustaining a reoccurrence of a long-standing hamstring problem during the Premier League opener against Burnley at Turf Moor.

With the problem reappearing after first hampering the Belgian’s game-time during the UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul, De Bruyne himself – along with the advice from doctors and medical professionals – opted to undergo surgery on the problem.

Pep Guardiola said at the time that De Bruyne could be ruled out until February with the problem, but also claimed at the start of October that his star man could be back ‘sooner than expected’.

Man City have now received an update from De Bruyne himself, who has been speaking to regional media on the subject of his recovery from hamstring surgery.

Speaking to Belgian news outlet VTM NIEUWS, as relayed by HLN, Kevin De Bruyne explained, “There will be a major scan next week and then we will know how the injury is progressing,.”

” Everything is going according to schedule. It’s actually going very well. It is important that I get this injury 100 per cent right. There were a lot of cracks.”

“Those hamstrings could have torn at any time. It was – on paper – a wet kitchen towel. Ultimately, I had a major maintenance carried out after 700 (career) matches, a bit like you do with your car.”

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