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“Not an option at the moment” – Kevin De Bruyne speaks out on recovery from hamstring surgery



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Kevin De Bruyne has offered an update on his recovery from injury to Manchester City supporters eagerly awaiting his return to competitive action.

The 32-year-old attacking midfielder has been ruled out of action since early August after sustaining a reoccurrence of a long-standing hamstring problem during the Premier League opener against Burnley at Turf Moor.

With the problem reappearing after first hampering the Belgian’s game-time during the UEFA Champions League final in Istanbul, De Bruyne himself – along with the advice from doctors and medical professionals – opted to undergo surgery on the problem.

As such, the expectation is that Kevin De Bruyne will remain ruled out of action for Manchester City until early 2024, instead offering his expertise this season during the business end of the campaign.

With Pep Guardiola and his players entering a busy phase of their Treble-defence, they have now received an update from De Bruyne himself, who has been speaking to regional media on the subject of his recovery from hamstring surgery.

Speaking to Belgian news outlet VTM NIEUWS, as relayed by HLN, Kevin De Bruyne explained, “Everything is going well with me. The injury will also be fine, but a (announcing a) return (date) is not an option at the moment.”

HLN state that Kevin De Bruyne’s rehabilitation process is set to take about four months in total, meaning the Belgium international captain will ‘certainly not be in action again this year’.

Manchester City return from their recent Old Trafford demolition job over rivals Manchester United this weekend, as they host AFC Bournemouth at the Etihad Stadium looking to put further pressure on the current league leaders Tottenham.

City currently sit two points behind Ange Postecoglou’s unbeaten North London side, who travel to the Etihad Stadium in December in what could prove to be the first major blow in the Premier League title race for either side.