Manchester City received one injury boost ahead of this weekend’s trip to Leicester City with Phil Foden undergoing light training, and they’ve been given another boost following the return of Kevin De Bruyne.
BBC Sport say the 30-year-old has ‘returned to training’ and is ‘in contention’ of facing the Foxes and the King Power Stadium on Saturday afternoon – De Bruyne has been sidelined with an ankle injury since mid-August.
The Belgian international has made just one appearance in all competitions this season – he played 11 minutes in City’s opening Premier League defeat to Tottenham Hotspur (August 15).
De Bruyne’s injury kept him out of the Sky Blues’ 5-0 win over Norwich City (August 21) and 5-0 win over Arsenal (August 28). He even missed their Community Shield defeat to Leicester (August 7) at the start of the season before making a short-lived return.
The 30-year-old played with a tear in his ankle ligaments in Belgium’s Euro 2020 defeat to Italy, so he came back to City in bad shape. He’d picked up the injury a game earlier for his country and was a doubt to face the eventual tournament winners.
But now he could make the squad against Leicester and will want to make up for lost time.