From Metro UK
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has handed the club a huge boost by returning to first team training.
The Belgian was ruled out for three months after injuring his knee ligaments in an innocuous incident at the club’s training ground in August.
The club’s initial diagnosis had the playmaker returning to training in mid-November but De Bruyne’s a famously quick healer and has returned to training six weeks early.
City take on Hoffenheim in Germany after losing their first Champions League group stage clash to Valencia.
De Bruyne will not play against the Bundesliga club and is likely to train with the first team squad and is an outside shout to make the bench for City’s clash with Liverpool this weekend.
However, it’s more likely that the club will take a cautious approach to De Bruyne’s return, giving him at least ten days with the group before he plays competitively.