Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is targeting to return to play early next month after returning a knee injury. Previously, De Bruyne was feared to be sidelined for six weeks after experiencing ligament damage ahead of the end of the victory over Fulham on November 1.
Apparently, the Belgian player’s body responded well to the treatment given. He has chosen, Bournemouth at home on December 1 or Watford three days later, as a potential comeback date.
De Bruyne is expected to be able to enter the squad in a heavyweight match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on December 8.
Performing in one of these matches will provide a significant boost for Pep Guardiola who has been without De Bruyne in most matches two months earlier this season due to the same problem.
Guardiola also hopes that the problems that have plagued Sergio Aguero during Sunday’s win against Manchester United could be resolved during the international break.
Aguero was seen tying his hamstring while leaving the Etihad Stadium. The striker is not called to join the Argentine national team and will continue to be monitored by the medical department of Manchester City.
In the near future, Manchester City’s medical department will lose one of its personnel. Physio chief Lee Nobes will join Liverpool and start work at Melwood in the next two weeks. Nobes has been in City for 11 years.