Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne has had to undergo tests due to a right knee injury. The incident occurred during a training session on Wednesday.
According to City, the extent of the injury suffered by the 27-year-old Belgian midfielder is “not yet known”.
Back in 2016, he missed 12 games after injuring the same knee during an EFL Cup semi-final victory over Everton.
The 27-year old was City’s player of the season last term, scoring 12 goals and providing 21 assists. As a result of his efforts, combined with his teammates, City won the Premier League and EFL Cup.
City began their title defence with a 2-0 victory at Arsenal. They will next play Huddersfield at home on Sunday.
The match after that will be against the Wolves in an away match. After that, they travel back home to square off against Newcastle before an international break.
Their fifth match of the season is at home to Fulham on 15 September, with their first Champions League group game to take place on 18 or 19 September.
City broke several records in 2017-18, including reaching 100 points, winning 32 matches and scoring 106 goals.
According to De Bruyne, City “will never have a season like last year” as they attempt to become the first Premier League champions since 2009 to retain the title.
Unfortunately, the knee injury will be a bit of a setback for the Belgian player. But he will be sure to try an recover quickly to aid his team. In the meantime, Pep Guardiola will have to make do without his services. City triumphed over Arsenal, courtesy goals from Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling.
After just one match for all 20 teams, Manchester City are 5th in the standings while Liverpool lead from Chelsea.