Cape Town - Manchester City have received an injury boost as
Kevin de Bruyne might return to the squad after the next international break.
The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury during the first
half of last weekend's 1-0 victory at Bournemouth, with boss Pep Guardiola
fearing another lengthy lay-off.
De Bruyne has since undergone scans and the player has told
members of his circle the injury is not serious, and he could even be back
playing before the end of the month.
City travel to face relegation battlers Fulham at Craven
Cottage on March 30 - although the club's medical staff will certainly be wary
of pushing him too soon after a season already blighted by injuries.
The Belgium international missed a total of five months due
to two separate knee injuries and had been playing his way back to fitness and
form when he was crocked again at the Vitality Stadium.
It is understood De Bruyne has tightness in his hamstring,
which the 27-year-old feels could be a direct result of his lack of games so
far this year.
Meanwhile, De Bruyne's midfield team-mate Fernandinho will
resume light training duties during the international hiatus after his own