Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne isn't serious according to Pep Guardiola. Photo: Martin Meissner/AP Photo

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has moved to calm fears that Kevin de Bruyne could face a long spell on the sidelines, saying the midfielder could return to the squad for Sunday's Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Belgium international De Bruyne missed City's 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League on Tuesday with a groin injury picked up against Everton last weekend.

"It's not serious -- today he could not play but we'll see for Sunday," Guardiola told reporters on Tuesday.

"Right now I don't know. Maybe he can if we take a risk but I think after the international break he'll be fit."

De Bruyne has made a sensational start to the season with City, scoring twice and providing nine assists in nine appearances across all competitions.

After Wolves' visit to the Etihad Stadium, City have a two-week layoff for an international break before visiting Crystal Palace on Oct. 19. 

Reuters