Kevin De Bruyne is expected to be out of action for around three months with a knee injury, Manchester City have announced.
The 27-year-old was hurt during a training session on Wednesday.
Tests have revealed the midfielder will not require surgery but is likely to be sidelined until mid-November.
A statement from the Premier League champions read: “Manchester City can confirm Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee.
“No surgery is required, and the midfielder is expected to be out for around three months. Everyone at City wishes him a speedy return to action.”
De Bruyne was on crutches on Wednesday night when Manchester City players attended the premiere of the club’s new Amazon Prime documentary.