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Man City star midfielder set to miss three games

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Just after returning from the international break, Kevin De Bruyne will skip three games for Manchester City.

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne will not be available for three games for his club after being tested positive for Covid-19.

The 30-year-old has been away representing his nation Belgium for the World Cup qualification games in the past week. However, De Bruyne will be skipping his new few games until deemed ready to play.

Pep Guardiola offered fitness updates on the Belgian midfielder, Jack Grealish, and Phil Foden who is in doubt to play their next Premier League game against Everton.

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The Spaniard said: “Jack [Grealish] is getting better after the international break. Phil Foden came back with a disturbing knock in his leg but he is getting better.”

“Unfortunately Kevin got positive from covid in Belgium so he will be isolated for 10 days.”

On De Bruyne, he added: “Two days ago he told me he was positive. He is here [in England].”

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“Forget about the fitness and the momentum, now he is positive he has to recover well. The health of the human being is more important than anything else.”

“So one person tests positive, be careful because still now people are dying. He is vaccinated so he is more protected. Hopefully, he will have minor symptoms.”

“The important thing is that he comes back when he is negative. He will start to train with us as soon as possible again. And come back but it’s not about any concern about the rhythm or what we are going to miss. The person is more important.”

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“When someone tests positive we have to be careful and we have to help him and he has to be isolated at home and hopefully it will go well.”

Which games will he miss?

Apart from Everton, De Bruyne will not be available for Pep Guardiola when they meet Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday in the Champions League. After that, City face West Ham in the Premier League on November 28 with the possibility of playing without the Belgian star.