(Reuters) – Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will leave Fulham for more than a month after knee ligaments, and his club said on Friday.
The Belgian playmaker was replaced in the 85th minute by City's 2-0 victory at Fulham at Etihad Stadium on Thursday after defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah resisted on his left knee.
"De Bruyne said on Friday," said City on the club's website at https://www.mancity.com.
"There is no need for surgery, but it is expected to take 5-6 weeks."
De Bruyne, who played a key role in defeating the city's oldest championship title, has been spending six weeks in this season.
The 27-year-old Manchester City will miss the match against Manchester United in the rest of the team on local rivals and the Champions League team.
The city of Pep Guardiola, which is currently at the top of the table, 26 points in 10 games, Sunday at the Southampton inn.
(Hardik Vyas reports in Bengaluru, editing Toby Davis and Martyn Herman)