After sustaining two face fractures in Manchester City’s Champions League final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday, Kevin De Bruyne is a significant question for Belgium’s Euro 2020 campaign. After clashing with Antonio Rudiger on the hour mark in Porto, De Bruyne was assisted off the pitch in tears. The midfielder’s left eye swelled up instantly. Chelsea hung on for a 1-0 win without him, keeping City’s hopes of winning the Champions League alive.
On Sunday, De Bruyne stated on his Twitter account, “Just got back from the hospital.”
“Acute nasal bone fracture and left orbital fracture are my diagnoses. I’m doing ok now. We’re still dissatisfied from yesterday, but we’ll be back.”
Belgium’s first Euro encounter is against Russia in Saint Petersburg in 11 days.
After that, Roberto Martinez’s side will face Denmark and Finland in a group that should be easy for the world’s number one squad.