Manchester City have officially confirmed that Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a lateral collateral ligament (LCL) lesion in his right knee and will be out for three months.
According to a statement on the official website, no surgery is required to treat the midfielder.
“Everyone at City wishes him a speedy return to action and mancity.com will bring you updates on his progress as we get them,” the statement reads.
The Belgium international was a second-half substitute in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Arsenal, suffered the injury in training on Wednesday.
He missed 12 games in 2016 after injuring the same knee during an EFL Cup semi-final victory over Everton.
De Bruyne was City’s player of the season last term, scored 12 goals and providing 21 assists as his side won the Premier League and EFL Cup.
He will miss league games against Liverpool (7 October), Tottenham (28 October) and Manchester United (11 November), and the opening Champions League group games.