Kevin De Bruyne leaves hospital with a fractured nose and EYE SOCKET after clash with Antonio Rudiger which forced Man City midfielder off in tears in Champions League final
- Kevin De Bruyne suffered a fractured nose and eye socket against Chelsea
- Manchester City star was taken off after clashing heads with Antonio Rudiger
- De Bruyne was left in tears as City were beaten in the Champions League final
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that he has left hospital with a fractured nose and eye socket following his clash of heads with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger in the Champions League final.
De Bruyne was in tears as he had to be substituted in the 60th minute of the game in Porto.
The 29-year-old was unable to contribute in the closing stages as Chelsea prevailed with a 1-0 victory courtesy of Kai Havertz’s goal just before half time.
Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne suffered a fractured nose and eye socket against Chelsea
De Bruyne clashed heads with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and needed treatment
He wrote on Twitter: ‘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 about yesterday obviously but we will be back’.
City posted a message on their official Twitter account to wish De Bruyne a speedy recovery.
De Bruyne was left with a black eye following the clash of heads and required lengthy treatment on the pitch before he was eventually substituted.
The 29-year-old has enjoyed huge success at City but Champions League glory has continued to elude him.
The Belgium international was left in tears as he had to leave the pitch in the 60th minute
De Bruyne insisted that City won’t give up in their quest to win the Champions League
It was a hugely frustrating night for De Bruyne, as, prior to his substitution, he had been unable to have his usual influence on proceedings, with his former club Chelsea defending diligently.
De Bruyne had played a key part in City’s run to the final with three goals and four assists in eight Champions League games this season, while he adapted to often being used up front as opposed to his usual position in midfield.
However, his injury meant that he had to be replaced by Gabriel Jesus at the Estadio do Dragao.
De Bruyne will hope that he will still be able to win the Champions League with City in the future as Pep Guardiola’s side look to learn from the loss against Chelsea.