Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne has explained what doctors diagnosed after his injury during the UEFA Champions league final on Saturday night.
De Bruyne had to be helped off the pitch in the 60th minute against Chelsea with a horrible eye injury as Gabriel Jesus came in.
The Belgian midfielder went straight in the tunnel before being conducted to the hospital later.
The 29-year-old has now shared more details about his injury and promised fans to be back stronger.
“Hi guys just got back from the hospital. My diagnosis is Acute nose bone fracture and left orbital fracture. I feel okay now. Still disappointed, obviously but we will be back”, Kevin De Bruyne wrote on his Twitter account.
He is expected to join Belgium squad for the Euros starting on June 11.
Meanwhile, Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says he it was not intentional for him to injure Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne in Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final.
Rudiger collided with De Bruyne when and the Belgian was stretchered out of the pitch.
The German in a message on his verified Twitter account said he has been in touch with the Manchester City player.
“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 & hope we can see him back on the pitch very soon again.”
Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 courtesy of a Kai Havertz goal to lift the UEFA Champions League title for the second time.
The Blues with the victory have now lifted the trophy in six of their seven major European finals in their history – with this their fourth European success in the Roman Abramovich era alone (Champions League in 2020/21 and 2011/12; Europa League in 2012/13 and 2018/19).
It was the third time Chelsea defeated Manchester City this season having also sent them packing from the FA Cup in the semi-final.