Date: 28th January 2016 at 5:55pm
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A few of Kevin De Bruyne’s hopes have been dashed with him thinking he’d just sprained his knee and ankle following his leg being trapped under him in last night’s Capital One Cup Semi Final second leg win over Everton at the Etihad.

It’s now being reported that scans have showed he has torn both ankle and knee ligaments in his right leg and it will mean a lay off of around six weeks.

Admittedly with cruciate ligament worries, this is still a plus for the player who will be back to fitness to play a role in the end of the season run as worse case he would’ve been out until the middle of next season, but it will see him miss the Capital One Cup Final against Liverpool and the Champions League double header against Dynamo Kiev in all reality.

His agent, Patrick de Koster is quoted by Sky as saying.

‘I spoke with him earlier and he’s a little bit sad because he’s got a tear in the ankle and in the lateral in his knee ligaments. For sure he will need six weeks rehabilitation. But he is going to do more medicals today. I think on Friday morning will have more news for when he can play again. He wants to play football and he will miss important games – the final and Champions League games. It’s something that can arrive in football and the only thing to do is work hard and come back.’

With how bad it looked, I think everyone just has to be happy with six weeks (or as close to it as possible) compared to a possible nine months.

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