De Bruyne putting himself in contention to play for City this weekend

Kevin De Bruyne is putting himself in contention to return for Man City this weekend after training… with midfielder having sat out against Norwich and Arsenal due to ankle injury picked up at Euro 2020

  • Kevin De Bruyne has been struggling with an injury he suffered at Euro 2020 
  • But Manchester City playmaker De Bruyne is in contention for this weekend 
  • Pep Guardiola revealed earlier this season that City are managing his problem
  • De Bruyne had sat out on the victories against Norwich and Arsenal to recover 

Kevin De Bruyne is putting himself in contention to feature for Manchester City on Saturday after training with Pep Guardiola’s squad this week.

The midfielder has been struggling with an ankle injury sustained during the European Championship, a problem he encountered before starting Belgium’s quarter-final defeat by Italy.

Guardiola made clear at the start of the campaign that City are managing De Bruyne’s issue, with the talisman so far playing just 11 minutes when coming off the bench at Tottenham on the opening weekend.

Kevin De Bruyne may be back in contention for Manchester City after returning to training

De Bruyne sat out victories over Norwich City and Arsenal, choosing not to report for international duty with Belgium this month. 

The 30-year-old stayed behind in the North West and has taken part in team sessions with those still at the club.

Guardiola is likely to make a late call on his fitness before the trip to Leicester City, while fellow midfielder Phil Foden has largely still been undergoing individual sessions as he works his way back from a foot injury. 

De Bruyne has been struggling with an ankle injury sustained at the European Championship

Pep Guardiola will make a late fitness call on De Bruyne ahead of the clash against Leicester

Foden is yet to appear for City this term.

De Bruyne had flown out to the club’s doctor, Ramon Cugat, in Barcelona for a scan on his ankle before joining up for pre-season. 

City were warned to keep a close eye on the situation for fear the problem could become inflamed.

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