Manchester City Star Kevin De Bruyne Suffers a ‘Minor Groin Injury’

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๐Ÿšจ ๐๐‘๐„๐€๐Š๐ˆ๐๐†: Kevin De Bruyne, left out of Belgium squad as โ€œhe has a minor groin injuryโ€ ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

โ€œHeโ€™s been playing with a minor groin issue in the last games. I spoke to the doctor and Kevin, we decided the risk is too bigโ€,

says Belgium coach Domenico Tedesco.

โ€œItโ€™s better to give him time to recover well at City and have him ready for Euros in the summerโ€,

he added.

His Club, Man City are currently preparing to take on Newcastle United in an FA Cup quarter-final on 16th March, hoping to secure their place in a semi-final at Wembley in April.

Pep Guardiola’s side are looking to repeat last season’s treble-winning campaign following their Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League triumphs. City are still within a shout of repeating the feat, but will need key players such as De Bruyne fit until the end of the campaign.

De Bruyne would not make his return to Premier League action until a second-half cameo against Newcastle inspired a 3-2 comeback victory at St. James’ Park in mid-January. Guardiola has been eager to monitor the attacking midfielder’s fitness to avoid losing him for a sustained period of time once again. However, the Catalan head coach will be concerned about the latest developments and will be eager for De Bruyne to recover from his minor groin concern quickly.

Guardiola and De Bruyne had provided a talking point following Manchester City’s top of the table Premier League clash with Liverpool on 10th March. The 53-year-old head coach decided to hook the Belgian off mid-way through the second-half in favour of Mateo Kovacic.

De Bruyne didn’t take kindly to being substituted and visibly showed his annoyance at this decision in front of Guardiola.ย Speaking about the incidentย after the 1-1 draw, the former Barcelona manager said (via GOAL):

“We were better after.”

 

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