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Manchester City midfielder fractures nose, eye socket in Champions League final

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 • Tamil Sport News Comments
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With less than two weeks before the start of the European championship, Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne fractured his nose and eye socket during the team's Champions League final loss to Chelsea.

Gabriel Jesus replaced Kevin De Bruyne in the 60th minute of the match on Saturday following the latter's collision with Antonio Rudiger. Speaking about his injury, De Bruyne informed on social media, "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." While Belgium set to play their opening European Championship fixture against Russia at St Petersburg on June 12, the Belgian national team manager Roberto Martinez confirmed he will not be required to undergo a surgery for further treatment.

"We've got to be very cautious, and we will get more clarity in the next few days, but I've spoken to Kevin and he was quite positive. We are very fortunate that even though he has a double fracture, he doesn't need surgery. An operation would have made it impossible for him to play in the European Championship. We don't know if we can use him in the first game. I cannot give an answer because I don't have any medical facts right now. We are still assessing the injury and over the next four to five days we expect clarity. Then we will know what the next steps for Kevin will be," Martinez was further quoted as saying.

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