On the same day we speculated on Manchester City winning an historic quadruple, their lynchpin Kevin de Bruyne got injured.
Kevin de Bruyne suffered an injury to his right knee during training on Wednesday. City are awaiting test results to see the extent of the injury, and how long he will be out for.
This is the second time that Kevin de Bruyne has injured his right knee. He missed 12 games in 2016 after injuring his right knee against Everton in the EFL Cup semi-final.
Manchester City fans will be fearful that de Bruyne has sustained an ACL injury. If that is the case, he will be out for a minimum of 2 – 4 months.
After news broke, de Bruyne was pictured walking with crutches at the premier of the Amazon documentary about Manchester City.
It’s genuinely disappointing to see such a wonderful player get injured again. Given that it’s the same knee he injured before, coming back to his best could be challenging for de Bruyne.
It will be interesting to see how Manchester City cope without their player of the season from last year.
He helped City win the Premier League and EFL cup, scoring 12 goals and providing 21 assists along the way.
City broke several records in 2017-18, including reaching 100 points, winning 32 matches and scoring 106 goals.
Speaking to the BBC on Saturday, de Bruyne said that they “will never have a season like last year”
This year, City will attempt to become the first team since 2009 to retain the Premier League title. The last team to do it were Manchester United, winning the league in 2008 and 2009.
City began their defence with a 2 – 0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. They face Huddersfield at home this coming Sunday.