Soccer – De Bruyne faces lengthy absence


Manchester City ace Kevin De Bruyne expects to be sidelined for around ten weeks by a combination of knee and ankle injuries.

The Belgian playmaker was stretchered off late on in the 3-1 Capital One Cup semi-final second leg win over Everton on Wednesday, having scored one of the goals which helped the Citizens set up a Wembley final against Liverpool.
And subsequent tests have shown damage which will keep De Bruyne out of action for more than two months, with the disappointed forward posting on social media: “Just got back from the specialist. I’ll be out for around 10 weeks.
“I’ll work hard on my recovery and hope to be back on the pitch asap. Thank you all for the supportive messages.”
In the absence of playmaker De Bruyne, the Citizens are 1/5 with Bet365 to move past Premier League basement outfit Aston Villa and reach the fifth round of the FA Cup this weekend.