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Kevin De Bruyne is back running on the grass, Pep Guardiola has confirmed

Pep has confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne has started running.

Manchester City‘s midfield maestro, Kevin De Bruyne, has taken a significant step forward in his recovery from a recent hamstring injury. Manager Pep Guardiola has provided an optimistic update, confirming that De Bruyne has resumed running on the training ground.

Despite the setback caused by a hamstring injury that had sidelined him for a significant period, the Belgian playmaker displays promising progress. Pep Guardiola disclosed that De Bruyne has returned to running on the grass, marking a positive development in his rehabilitation process.

However, Guardiola clarified that although De Bruyne has resumed running sessions, he has yet to participate in full training with the team. The manager remains cautious about rushing the midfielder’s return, especially considering the upcoming Club World Cup, indicating that it might be too soon for De Bruyne to return for this event.

Pep stated, “I think he [Kevin De Bruyne] has started to run on the pitch but hasn’t trained with us once. The FIFA Club World Cup is in two or three weeks… Maybe it’s a bit early but I don’t know.”

De Bruyne’s absence due to the hamstring injury had raised concerns about his availability for crucial fixtures. Earlier, he had warned his teammates about the challenging atmosphere in certain stadiums and its impact on players.

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Kevin de Bruyne has been sidelined since the start of the season

Kevin De Bruyne. (Source: ESPN)
Kevin De Bruyne. (Source: ESPN)

The City faithful eagerly await the return of their talismanic midfielder, whose creative brilliance has been sorely missed. As De Bruyne continues his rehabilitation and progresses through training, hopes rise for

De Bruyne encountered a setback in the opening Premier League fixture, sustaining a hamstring injury. Despite initial hopes for a quicker return, the Belgian midfielder’s recovery took a longer trajectory than anticipated, sidelining him for several months. He recently underwent surgery to address the recurring issue, marking a pivotal phase in his rehabilitation

Notably, De Bruyne‘s name was included in Manchester City’s Club World Cup squad, indicating progress in his rehabilitation. However, his participation remains uncertain as he continues to focus on recovery.His absence has been keenly felt, highlighting his pivotal role in City’s midfield.

While his exact return date remains undisclosed, City faithful remain hopeful for his triumphant comeback onto the field. His imminent return to action, potentially boost City’s midfield prowess in the upcoming matches.

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