Dries Mertens left shoulder operated and absent for several weeks

He will have to observe “a period of rest of two to three weeks” before beginning the revalidation.

This operation took place a few days after the elimination of Belgium in the quarter-finals of the Euro by Italy. Established in the first two games, against Russia (3-0 victory) and Denmark (1-2 victory), Mertens was then a substitute, rising to the game against Portugal (1-0 victory) in the round of 16 and the ‘Italy (lost 1-2) in the quarter-finals on Friday.


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