Kevin De Bruyne back in training after injury lay-off

first_img 2 Kevin De Bruyne trained ahead of Manchester City’s Champions League group game against Hoffenheim.The 27-year-old has not played for the club since a 2-0 win against Arsenal on 12 August and the Belgian had been expected to miss three months of the season.Shortly after news of the playmaker suffering a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee, manager Pep Guardiola said De Bruyne would be a ‘big miss’.But ahead of the 2-0 win against Brighton, he said: “[De Bruyne] is making the last steps. He’ll start taking a small part in training in the next days I think. Everything is going well.”And on Monday morning, he was pictured training with the first team and tweeted: “Back in training!” De Bruyne, at the back, trained with the Man City first team, having not played since 12 August. Sergio Aguero, seen with Phil Foden, also trained despite suffering with a foot injury He’s back!!!A return to training for @DeBruyneKev! 🙌#MondayMotivation— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 1, 2018center_img 2 Having been beaten by Lyon at home, City travel to Germany, which you can hear live on talkSPORT, in an attempt to get their European campaign back on track.Sergio Aguero, who also trained, has been suffering with a foot injury.“He is not 100 per cent,” Guardiola said. “He has not recovered from what happened against Newcastle and we spoke about playing 60 minutes and we were lucky he scored at the right moment.“It is a problem but he needs time. Now we have two games left before the international break and hopefully he can do those two and then make a final recovery.”last_img

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