in Manchester City’s 3-1 Capital One Cup victory over Everton.
De Bruyne came off the bench to level the tie on aggregate before setting up Sergio Aguero to score the winning goal, which saw City book their place in the final against Liverpool on Feb. 28.
However, the Belgium international was stretchered off in the final moments of the game and he revealed on Twitter he will be out until April:
He added: “I’ll work hard on my recovery and hope to be back on the pitch asap. Thank you all for the supportive messages!”
Earlier, his agent Patrick de Koster told Sky Sports that the player would be out for at least six weeks.
“I spoke with him half an hour ago and he is a little bit sad because he has got a tear in his ankle and also the ligament in his knee are touched,” De Koster said.
De Bruyne is set to miss the Capital One Cup final against Liverpool at the end of February, both legs of the Champions League round of 16 clash with Dynamo Kiev and key Premier League home games against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
“Kevin is sad,” De Koster said. “His dream is to always be playing football. He will miss games like the League Cup final and in the Champions League, which are important.
“But he knows [City] are a good team, that the other players will do what they have to do, and maybe win the game for him, and also that [injuries] is what happens in football.
“He is sad, of course, but he told me, ‘This [happens] in a match, [it’s something] which can arrive in football, and the only thing I can do is to work hard and to come back.'”
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