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Manchester City Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne Could Be Out For Up To Six Weeks

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne could be out of action for up to six weeks, manager Pep Guardiola said Friday. The Belgium star limped off just before the hour in the midweek victory over Aston Villa with a muscular complaint. A scan revealed the extent of the injury, with De Bruyne now set to miss key Premier League matches against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur next month as well as Saturday's FA Cup fourth-round tie at Cheltenham.

"The doctor said we'll review the scan today (Friday) which we've done and it will be between four and six weeks out," Guardiola told a news conference.

"We have to move forward. I'm not saying anything nobody knows about how important it is, but unfortunately for him and all of us, he is out for an important part of the season.