Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best midfielders of recent time. But unfortunately, during Manchester City’s Champions League final against Chelsea, he clashed with Ruduger which resulted in a fracture in his face and damaged his nerves.
De Bruyne is currently with the Belgium national team playing in the Euro 2020. He was the architect of Belgium’s comeback win against Denmark as they held on to their perfect record in Euro 2020.
After the match, De Bruyne revealed he is still facing the effects of the injury and it could take up to 6 months to completely heal.
De Bruyne said, via ESPN: “I don’t feel anything on the left side, like after a visit to the dentist. My nerve is very badly affected, which could take six months. It’s not a comfortable feeling, but the most important thing is that I can play.”
“The last two months have been up and down for me with minor injuries. After that fracture in the nose and eye socket, it was a bit of a wait.
“But luckily I came back in the fastest way. There was very good intensity for half an hour, [against Denmark] then I felt it. But I’m glad I was able to play.”
The Belgian further commented whether he is now ready to start the matches: “My performance was OK. In the duels I am sometimes afraid to put my head in it, but that’s normal.”
“I’m glad I could help the team, but am I ready to play 90 minutes? No idea.”
“We have to wait and see how my body reacts and then we’ll see after Finland. We are already qualified, so we can see how my body reacts.”