Manchester City and Belgian International midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been sidelined with an injury to his left knee, which will keep him sidelined for five-to-six weeks. This is the second time he has been injured in the current Premier League campaign.

Kevin De Bruyne is a crucial player for Manchester City and played a pivotal role in the club’s Premier League glory last season, registering the highest assists in the league.

The Premier League champions have announced that Kevin de Bruyne is to be sidelined for nearly a month and a half with a left knee injury. The Belgian sustained the injury in the game against Fulham, where Manchester City won 2-0 on Thursday night.

The club released a statement in which it also clarifies that no surgery will be required for De Bruyne.

“No surgery is needed but he is expected to be out for between 5-6 weeks,” Manchester City said in a statement on Friday night.

Pep Guardiola’s men are thriving at the top of the league despite De Bruyne’s absence.  The midfielder has only started in three games for the Citizens, and the addition of Riyadh Mahrez from Leicester City has been a blessing, who has filled in the boots, as the squad’s form remains intact so far.

Manchester City are yet to be defeated in their current premier league as they look to retain the league title for the first time in club history.