Kevin de Bruyne is expected to spend four weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury. This is a major blow to Manchester City as they pursue the Premier League title.

De Bruyne, 29, hobbled away in City’s controversial 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday night after resolving the problem.

According to an assessment by medical staff on Thursday, the Belgian midfielder is expected to be out for up to four weeks.

Pep Guardiola and Co hope he could only miss two or three weeks of action, but the medical team is no longer ruling it out.

Kevin de Bruyne is expected to spend four weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, which is a blow to Manchester City

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De Bruyne could therefore miss out on some key games for City, including the trip to Premier League champions Liverpool on February 7th.

Prior to that clash with the Reds, Guardiola’s men had a fourth-round FA Cup tie against Cheltenham and league games with West Brom, Sheffield United and Burnley.

De Bruyne hobbled away in City’s controversial 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Wednesday night

They will also host Tottenham on February 13, but De Bruyne faces a race against time to be fit for this encounter given the judgment of the medical team.

It could even be a struggle for him to recover for the showdown with Arsenal in the Emirates on February 21, which takes place three days before their crucial Champions League round of 16 trip to Borussia Mönchengladbach.

The midfielder is likely to miss his crucial trip to Liverpool on February 7th

However, he should be fit and shooting again when Manchester United visit The Etihad for the second derby of the season on March 6th.

After beating Villa, Guardiola said, “Kevin put his hand on his leg so I have a feeling it’s going to be something muscular.

“It’s normal for these things to happen in this number of games.”

Pep Guardiola could also be without his star when he met Tottenham on February 13

Pep Guardiola could also be without his star when he met Tottenham on February 13

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City games De Bruyne could be absent due to injury

January 23: Cheltenham (A) – FA Cup

January 26: West Brom (A) – Premier League

January 30: Sheffield United (H) – Premier League

February 3: Burnley (A) – Premier League

February 7: Liverpool (A) – Premier League

February 13: Tottenham (A) – Premier League