Kevin De Bruyne has become a doubt for Manchester City ‘s Champions League clash with Barcelona after being ruled out for four weeks with a hamstring injury, reports the Daily Mirror.
De Bruyne limped off with with 10 minutes to go as City beat Swansea 3-1 on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League.
De Bruyne, who won a penalty for Pep Guardiola’s side as they made it six wins from six in the Premier League, was assessed by a doctor on Sunday – confirming the prognosis.
The in-form midfielder will miss Wednesday night’s visit to Celtic and next weekend’s top of the table clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
The four-week estimation would put the playmaker out of Everton’s visit to the Etihad after the international break, and Guardiola’s return to the Nou Camp.
It is however believed that given the importance of that visit to Spain in Group C, the City boss could be tempted to try and rush De Bruyne back.
Following sensational displays against Manchester United and Bournemouth the City boss revealed his admiration for the former Chelsea man, saying he was ‘so lucky’ to have him in his side.
De Bruyne missed nearly three months of the second half of last season after suffering a knee injury and was sorely missed by City.