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Kevin De Bruyne returns to Manchester City after he picked up injury during international break with Belgium

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Manchester City have been hit with an injury scare on their star player. It’s been reported that Kevin De Bruyne is currently in the race to be fit for Pep Guardiola side for their weekend clash.

Kevin De Bruyne was a late second-half substitute in Belgium’s UEFA Nations League defeat to England.

Kevin played just 73 minutes at Wembley stadium over the weekend in their match day three clash.

Romelu Lukaku’s opener from the penalty spot when he was brought down by Gomes in the box.

But the Three Lions pulled level from the penalty spot. It was learnt that Marcus Rashford who converted from 12 yards.

England looked liked the bright side as they pushed for the second goal. In the second half, they got their reward when Mason Mount ambitious effort loop off Toby Alderweireld and over the stranded Simon Mignolet to give Gareth Southgate the winner.

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Speaking after the game, Roberto Martinez revealed the reason he Substituted De Bruyne.

“I would not say that Kevin is injured,” Martinez told reporters when asked for a fitness update on De Bruyne.

“He said he felt something. It is too early to know what he has, but he did not feel 100 per cent. It was rather a precautionary change.”

It’s now been revealed following assessment by the medical team that De Bruyne is not fit enough to feature against Iceland on Wednesday.

Goal reports that he has returned to Manchester.

“UPDATE: Kevin De Bruyne has returned to his club. He couldn’t be fit enough to play against Iceland,” read a statement posted on the Belgium’s Twitter account.

De Bruyne faces fitness concerns ahead of Manchester City’s Premier League clash against Arsenal on Saturday.

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