Kevin De Bruyne’s expected return from injury time becomes clearer after visit to Barcelona

Kevin De Bruyne is likely to be out for around two months – just like his 2016 injury – after visiting Barcelona on Thursday to meet the esteemed Dr Ramon Cugat.

There were estimates that De Bruyne, who attended Wednesday’s world premiere of the now-release Amazon docuseries ‘All or Nothing: Manchester City’ on crutches, could be out for as long as four months.

However, after receiving examinations from Cugat, it was determined that no surgery is required on his knee and two months out is a more realistic time of absence for the City ace.

Eight to ten weeks is a normal recovery time for a lateral ligament strain, so the news isn’t entirely surprising if you hadn’t bought into some tabloid headlines, and means De Bruyne could be back in mid-October if all goes well.

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