City still assessing De Bruyne

19 April 2021 22:00:25 GMTPlus11

Manchester City have confirmed Kevin de Bruyne will miss Wednesday's trip to Aston Villa as they continue to assess his ankle injury.

The Belgium international has been essential to City's success this season but reports suggest he could be sidelined for a month.

De Bruyne sustained an injury to his right foot and ankle in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea, limping off the field at Wembley in the early stages of the second half.

Hakim Ziyech's strike handed Chelsea a 1-0 victory and subsequently ended City's hopes of claiming a historic quadruple.

City still remain in the driving seat in the Premier League, sitting eight points clear of second-placed Manchester United, while they are set to face Tottenham in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday and are in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The Citizens have confirmed that De Bruyne won't be available for their next outing, Wednesday's fixture at Villa, and they are unsure when he will return to action.

Manchester City said in a statement: "The extent of the problem is not yet known. Kevin will continue to be reviewed but will miss Wednesday's Premier League trip to Aston Villa.

"We will bring you further updates on his condition in due course."

The Premier League leaders were beaten by Leeds when last appearing in the Premier League and have lost two of their last three outings across all competitions.

Manchester City can be backed at 3/10 to beat Aston Villa, who are priced at 9/1, while the draw is available at 17/4.

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