Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is a big doubt for the upcoming Premier League Derby clash with Manchester United next weekend.
The Champions host their city rivals at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and the Belgian international star is almost certain to miss the game after he sustained a left knee injury during Thursday night’s Carabao Cup fourth round meeting with Fulham.
Manchester City booked their spot in the quarterfinals with a 2-0 win over the newly promoted side but it came at a cost with Kevin De Bruyne’s injury.
The home side got their goals through young Spanish forward Brahim Diaz.
Fulham defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah was said to have landed on his knee and that led to his withdrawal from the game with five second-half minutes left.
Fosu-Mensah is on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United.
According to James Ducker of the Daily Telegraph via strettynews, Kevin De Bruyne could be out for around six weeks thus ruling him out of the Manchester Derby meeting with Manchester United.
It would be a big blow for Kevin De Bruyne who has already missed two months of football as a result of a knee injury.
He made just his second start of the season against Fulham in their Carabao Cup clash on Thursday.