Kevin De Bruyne suffers knee injury in training

Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City appear to have been hit with a major injury blow just a week into the season - with reports that Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a knee injury during a training.

The Belgium worldwide who starred in last season's Premier League title win is believed to have torn the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee.

The Belgian was a key part of City's dominance last season as he registered a league-best 16 assists and added eight goals as Pep Guardiola's men romped to the title.

A club statement said the full extent of the injury is not yet known but the Belgium worldwide was undergoing tests.

De Bruyne was once again expected to see his stock rise this term as City look to secure back-to-back league titles for the first time in the club's history.

Bernardo Silva started and scored in the win against Arsenal and the Portugal worldwide could remain a starter in De Bruyne's absence.

Since signing for City in 2015, De Bruyne has only endured one significant period out through injury, having suffered ankle and knee ligament damage against Everton in January 2016.

As such, Jurgen Klopp's men are 10/3 (4.33) with bet365 in the outright victor market but this price could well get shorter in the coming days once the extent of De Bruyne's injury is known.

City do, however, have David Silva, Bernardo Silva and Gundogan who can offset his loss in midfield.

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