City’s star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has returned to training ahead of the team’s match with Hoffenheim in the UEFA Champions League Tuesday.
Rich Fay of the Manchester Evening News confirmed the Belgium international is back in action and provided a positive update on the fitness of Sergio Aguero
Per Tony Mogan of the Evening Standard, after the 2-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday, Guardiola had said Aguero was doubtful for the match against Hoffenheim and the weekend’s showdown with Liverpool.
“Sergio is struggling a bit with some problems in his foot,” noted the City boss. “He is not 100 per cent. He has not recovered from what happened against Newcastle, and we spoke about playing 60 minutes and we were lucky he scored at the right moment.”
De Bruyne has only made one appearance for City in the Premier League this season, coming on as a substitute in the away win at Arsenal.
Following that game De Bruyne suffered a lateral collateral ligament lesion in his right knee in training and was anticipated to be absent for around three months of the campaign despite the fact he didn’t require surgery, per BBC Sport.
However, it appears as though the former Wolfsburg player is set to return ahead of schedule in what will be a huge boost for City.