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Leicester defender Timothy Castagne: It could've ended my career

Leicester City defender Timothy Castagne says he's grateful he is fine after suffering a broken eye socket during the Euros.

Against Russia, Castagne's eye socket was fractured in six places and the pain was so severe that it caused him to collapse.

"The Russian doctors did the first examinations and it became clear that the bone around my eye socket was broken in six places," he told HLN.

"Our team doctor immediately made the comparison with Kevin De Bruyne, only this was even worse. Once I realised my tournament was over, I collapsed for a moment.

"I think the medical staff immediately realised that it was very bad, but it only really dawned on me in the hospital in St Petersburg. Until that moment I hadn't seen my face in a mirror either. But apparently you could really see that part of the eye socket was dented from the impact.

“The doctor told me I have been lucky. If the impact had been three centimetres higher, I could have suffered brain damage. That might have been the end of my career."


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