Injured De Bruyne

UCL: De Bruyne suffers fractured nose and eye socket

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has suffered a fractured nose and eye socket in the Champions League final defeat against Chelsea on Saturday, May 29.

The 29-year-old was replaced in the 60th minute by Gabriel Jesus after a collision with Antonio Rudiger.

“Hi guys just got back from the hospital. My diagnosis is Acute nose bone fracture and left orbital fracture. I feel OK now. Still disappointed about yesterday obviously but we will be back,” he tweeted.

De Bruyne was named in the Belgium squad for Euro 2020, with his country’s first game on June 12 against Russia.

However, there are no indications yet whether the midfielder will be fit for the match in St Petersburg or if his injuries will threaten his participation during the rest of the tournament.

Manchester City lost to Chelsea during the final in Porto, thanks to Kai Havertz’s 42nd-minute goal.

Rudiger took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to reveal that he had been in touch with De Bruyne to wish him well.

“I’m really sorry for @DeBruyneKev’s injury. “Of course this was not intentional from me – I’ve already been in touch with Kevin personally and I really wish him a speedy recovery and hope we can see him back on the pitch very soon again,” he tweeted.

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