Manchester City are worried about their conductor. Hit in the right ankle at the start of the second period, visibly on poor support, Kevin De Bruyne was injured this Saturday during the FA Cup semi-final won by Chelsea against Manchester City ( 1-0). He immediately held onto his ankle and sat on the Wembley pitch for a few moments, before being replaced by Phil Foden.
“It doesn’t look good. He’s in pain. We’ll see. He will take tests tomorrow (Sunday)”, reacted after the meeting his coach Pep Guardiola, at the microphone of the BBC. Not really reassuring for the Skyblues eleven days before their semi-final first leg of the Champions League against PSG (April 28 on RMC Sport). His absence would be a big blow for City. An essential part of Guardiola’s system, the Belgian international (29) has totaled eight goals and sixteen decisive assists this season in all competitions.
It’s not the first time he’s been injured this year. With a hamstring injury, he missed seven games between January and February. His exams on Sunday will shed light on the nature of his injury and the duration of his unavailability. In addition to the semi-final first leg of the Champions League in Paris, he is already uncertain about the move to Aston Villa on Wednesday in the Premier League, and for the final of the Coupe de la Ligue England against Tottenham on April 25.