Kevin De Bruyne: Man City midfielder injured in FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea

Kevin De Bruyne suffered an injury to his ankle early in the second half in Manchester City's FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea; Pep Guardiola's side face Tottenham at the same venue in the Carabao Cup final on April 25; Guardiola said: "It doesn't look good"

Kevin De Bruyne receives treatment after picking up an injury
Image: Kevin De Bruyne was injured in Man City's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea, with City to play in the Carabao Cup final on April 25

Kevin De Bruyne limped out of Manchester City's 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Chelsea with an ankle injury.

The midfielder was substituted after 47 minutes during the tie at Wembley on Saturday after landing awkwardly on his ankle following his battle for the ball with N'Golo Kante as he attempted to keep it in play.

De Bruyne was treated by City's medical staff and then replaced by Phil Foden as he limped off the pitch.

Chelsea's Mason Mount and Thiago Silva were also substituted after picking up injuries during the game.

De Bruyne could now be a doubt for the Carabao Cup final on April 25, along with Tottenham striker Harry Kane. Speaking afterwards, Pep Guardiola said it was too soon to provide an assessment on the knock.

Asked about De Bruyne's condition, Guardiola said: "I don't know. He has pain now. He told me tomorrow he is going to make a test with the doctors. It probably doesn't look good but we will see tomorrow."

The Belgium international missed five matches because of a hamstring issue in January and February and has now suffered another injury problem which could impact his availability for City's remaining six Premier League games, and their challenge for two cup competitions.

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He recently played both legs of City's Champions League quarter-final win over Borussia Dortmund. Guardiola's side play their semi-final ties against Paris Saint-Germain on April 28 and May 4.

Kevin De Bruyne goes down after picking up an injury
Image: De Bruyne went off after suffering an ankle injury at Wembley

The 29-year-old's form has been instrumental in Pep Guardiola's side's charge towards the Premier League title this term, with the playmaker scoring five goals and contributing 11 assists in 24 top-flight games.

    The 2020 PFA Player of the Year and last term's Premier League Player of the Season has won seven major trophies with City, and that number could increase before the end of the campaign with a treble still a possibility.

    Earlier this month, De Bruyne signed a new two-year contract at the Etihad Stadium which will keep him at the club until 2025.

    Guardiola's side were knocked out of the FA Cup at the semi-final stage on Saturday with Chelsea progressing to their fourth final in five seasons, as Hakim Ziyech's second-half goal sealed a 1-0 win for the Blues.

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