Kevin De Bruyne set for Monday scan on hamstring injury sustained in Manchester City’s win over Burnley

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will have a scan on Monday to discover the extent of the hamstring injury he suffered against Burnley.

De Bruyne, 32, was substituted midway through the first half of City’s Premier League opener at Turf Moor on Friday, in what manager Pep Guardiola confirmed was a recurrence of the same issue that saw the Belgium international withdrawn early during June’s Champions League final.

“He was injured again unfortunately,” Guardiola said after the 3-0 win at Burnley.

“It is the same place and position as the Champions League (final) and he will be out for a while.

“He recovered well (after that injury) but now we’ve lost him again. It’s time to reflect, to talk to the doctors about what happened with him.

“He has to relax and recover and come back. He was feeling really good and playing really good in the first minutes, but unfortunately, now he’s injured again.”


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De Bruyne was a second-half substitute last weekend as City lost on penalties to Arsenal in the Community Shield, his first game back after sustaining the injury in the Champions League final. The Belgium international did travel with City for their pre-season tour of Asia but did not feature.

De Bruyne was near ever-present in City’s treble-winning team last season, registering 10 goals and 31 assists across 49 appearances in all competitions.

City’s next game comes on Wednesday when they take on Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup. They return to Premier League action next Saturday with a home game against Newcastle United.

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