Kevin De Bruyne to miss rest of Chelsea tour

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said initial assessments suggested the injury was not as bad as first feared. De Bruyne spent last season on loan at German outfit Werder Bremen following his 2012 move to Stamford Bridge from Genk.

updated: July 22, 2013 18:59 IST
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London: Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne was forced to leave the Premier League club's tour of Asia due to injury on Monday.

De Bruyne suffered knee and ankle injuries while scoring during the first half of Sunday's 4-1 win over a Malaysia XI in Kuala Lumpur.

The 21-year-old was taken off on a stretcher but was able to join his team-mates on the bench for the final quarter of the match at the Shah Alam Stadium.

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