Kevin De Bruyne could have lost a lot on Saturday night in Manchester City’s defeat against Chelsea (0-1), in the Champions League final. The possibility of affording a first European coronation in his career, already, but also his participation in the Euro which begins on June 11. The 29-year-old Belgian international, hard hit by Antonio Rüdiger in the 56th minute of this grandiose final, had remained on the ground for a long time, stunned. He had stood up, his face swollen, groggy and barely walking.
Belgium starts in less than two weeks
Replaced immediately by his Brazilian teammate Gabriel Jesus, he had watched helplessly the defeat of the Cityzens from the stand. In the aftermath of this deep disillusion, the genius creator gave his news on Twitter. And they are not good. “My diagnosis is a broken nose and a fractured left orbit,” he shared. I feel good now. I remain disappointed with what happened yesterday, but we will be back. “
If no deadline for his recovery has been communicated for the moment, neither by the player nor by his club, time is running out and his presence at the Euro can be questioned in view of his double fracture. It would be a huge blow for the Red Devils, who will start the competition on June 12 against Russia (9 p.m.). De Bruyne had been the great architect of the coronation of Manchester City in the Premier League this season.