Manchester City are concerned over the fitness of Kevin De Bruyne after the midfielder had to be substituted during his side’s 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
Hakim Ziyech scored the decisive goal and ended City‘s hopes of a historic quadruple of trophies this season.
De Bruyne, who was replaced by Phil Foden, could be seen shaking his head as he left the pitch.
What will concern City most is that he went down unprovoked, which may suggest the injury is quite serious.
The injury comes at a bad time for Manchester City, who face Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup final next Sunday.
They then take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League semi-finals on April 28 before playing the return leg in Manchester six days later on May 4, while they will also have to navigate some tricky league fixtures as they look to win the Premier League title.
The Belgian will be a huge miss for Pep Guardiola‘s side if he is ruled out for what remains of the season, and the Catalan coach spoke about the injury after the match.
“It doesn’t look good,” said Guardiola on Saturday.
“He has pain. We will see. Tomorrow he will have a test.”
The midfielder recently signed a new deal at the Etihad Stadium and has played a crucial part in his side’s good form this season.
Losing a player of such ilk would be a blow to any side, and it is particularly concerning for the Sky Blues given some of the vital matches they have coming up.
De Bruyne is one of the top midfielders in world football and is a real difference maker. His incredible range of passing means he can often unlock a defence, even when his side aren’t performing at their best. Guardiola will have his fingers crossed that De Bruyne‘s injury is nothing too serious.