Manchester City fans will have been fearing the worst when Kevin De Bruyne went down injured against Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola’s men fell to a 1-0 FA Cup semi-final defeat against the Blues on Saturday evening, with Hakim Ziyech scoring the winner.
I wasn’t the best night for City anyway, but add in an injury for De Bruyne, and City fans would be forgiven for being down in the doldrums.
De Bruyne was substituted in the second half after going down with an ankle injury, and fans started fearing the worst.
Pep himself suggested that the injury didn’t look good, and with major swelling on his ankle, there were concerns that De Bruyne had damaged ligaments and would miss the rest of the season.
Now though, The Telegraph state that there is no significant damage, and the injury suffered is not long-term.
De Bruyne won’t face Aston Villa this week – he was unlikely to anyway – but there is a chance he could be fit to face Tottenham Hotspur in the Carabao Cup final next weekend.
That’s a remarkable turnaround for De Bruyne, and City fans may now be able to breathe a sigh of relief.