Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will be sidelined for four to six weeks with a hamstring injury.
The Belgium playmaker, 29, suffered the injury during Wednesday’sÂ matchup with Aston Villa.
“The doctor said after reviewing the scan Kevin will be out for four to six weeks. It’s a big blow, but we have to move forward,” said team manager Pep Guardiola.
“I’m not saying anything that anyone doesn’t know – it is unfortunate for him and for us and we have to find a solution because everyone in their own life is struggling in the situation we are living in and we have to adapt.”
De Bruyne could miss up to 10 matches, including the Champions League last-16 first-leg tie with Borussia Monchengladbach on February 24.