Kevin De Bruyne is set to miss Manchester City’s Premier League clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday (Watch live, 9 a.m. ET, on NBCSN and NBCSports.com), manager Pep Guardiola confirmed on Friday.
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De Bruyne missed out on Man City’s Champions League victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday due to a groin injury and the Belgian midfield maestro hasn’t recovered in time, forcing him to miss a second consecutive game. Guardiola has said, however, that the injury isn’t serious and the player isn’t expected to miss a significant amount of time.
“He is not fit,” Guardiola said in his press conference on Friday. “After the international break he will be ready. It is not a big problem.”
The 28-year-old picked up the injury during last weekend’s PL victory over Everton and was subbed off in the 80th minute.