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Kevin De Bruyne is forced off with an ankle injury during FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea


Manchester City dealt massive blow as star man Kevin De Bruyne is forced off with an ankle injury during FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea… just a week before Carabao Cup showdown with Tottenham

  • Kevin De Bruyne was forced off injured during Man City’s FA Cup semi-final
  • He land awkwardly on his ankle when taking on Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante  
  • Manager Pep Guardiola was forced to replace his star player with Phil Foden
  • De Bruyne’s injury comes just a week before their Carabao Cup final with Spurs 

Kevin De Bruyne has been forced off injured during Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea. 

The playmaker was removed from the pitch after appearing to land awkwardly on his ankle when taking on N’Golo Kante. 

De Bruyne attempted to play on before going to the floor to receive treatment from City’s medical staff.  

Kevin De Bruyne was forced off injured during Man City's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea

Kevin De Bruyne was forced off injured during Man City’s FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea

Pep Guardiola was forced to introduce Phil Foden into the game in the 47th minute of the game

Pep Guardiola was forced to introduce Phil Foden into the game in the 47th minute of the game

As a result, manager Pep Guardiola was forced to introduce Phil Foden into the game in the 47th minute of the game. 

De Bruyne subsequently limped off the pitch and headed down the tunnel to receive further treatment.  

His withdrawal from the game could be detrimental to Manchester City’s FA Cup hopes.  

The injury came as a result of him falling awkwardly on his ankle when taking on N'Golo Kante

The injury came as a result of him falling awkwardly on his ankle when taking on N’Golo Kante

De Bruyne limping off the pitch before heading down the tunnel to receive medical treatment

De Bruyne limping off the pitch before heading down the tunnel to receive medical treatment 

Trailing 1-0 to Thomas Tuchel’s side, City would benefit from De Bruyne’s talismanic presence.  

Manchester City will also be left sweating on the status of his injury as the club plough on in their quest for a quadruple.   

The Belgium international could now be a doubt for the Carabao Cup final on April 25.

The Citizens went without De Bruyne for seven games in January and February due to a hamstring injury and will be hoping to avoid the same eventuality.  



Source | DailyMail

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