As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Man City ace De Bruyne: May take 6 months to recover from facial injury

Belgium ace Kevin De Bruyne admits he is still unable to “feel anything on the left side" of his face and warned it could take six months to recover from the injury he sustained in the Champions League final.

The Manchester City star made his first appearance at Euro 2020, as he came off the bench to inspire Belgium to a come-from-behind victory over Denmark in Copenhagen.

"I don't feel anything on the left side, like after a visit to the dentist," De Bruyne told ESPN. "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."


Need a VPN? Or seeking to switch? Then support Tribal Football by clicking here to sign up with our official partners NordVPN. Not only will you receive the best VPN experience, but also great discounts by signing up via Tribal Football. Thanks for your support!

Video of the day:

About the author

Paul Vegas

Have your say
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

  1. Go Ad-Free
  2. Faster site experience
  3. Support great writing
  4. Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free
×

Subscribe and go ad-free

For only $10 a year

Subscribe now
Launch Offer: 2 months free