Kevin De Bruyne: Manchester City ace absent for 10 days after positive Covid-19 test, shows minor symptoms

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed star attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne tested positive for Covid-19 during the international break and will be out for 10 days.

Speaking at his press conference, Guardiola confirmed that De Bruyne is vaccinated and that his symptoms are currently minor.

“Unfortunately Kevin got a positive covid test in Belgium and needs ten days,” Guardiola said.

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“Of course he was vaccinated so now he’s more protected. I hope the symptoms are minor and he can come back.”

If he has to serve the entire 10-day quarantine, De Bruyne will miss home games against Everton, PSG and West Ham over the next week, potentially returning to Aston Villa on December 1.

City are hopeful the 30-year-old will be able to provide two negative tests that will allow him to return to action sooner.

City are currently top of Group A in the Champions League but could drop to second place if they lose to Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG.

In the Premier League, they are currently in second place, three points behind leaders Chelsea and tied on points with West Ham who are third. Liverpool, fourth, are only one point behind.

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