Manchester City announced on Friday that midfielder, Kevin de Bruyne will be out of action for three months due to a knee injury.
The 27-year-old sustained a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee, in training, on Wednesday.
City statement states that the player will not go under the knife and is expected to be fully fit after the three months.
“No surgery is required, and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months.
“Everyone at City wishes him a speedy return to action and mancity.com will bring you updates on his progress as we get them.”
This is the second time the Belgium international will injure that same knee; in 2016, he missed 12 games following the injury sustained in an EFL Cup semi-final victory against Everton.