The Belgian has revealed he lost feeling in his toes in the aftermatch and struggled to walk in the following days and weeks, leading him to worry over the long-term effects of the collision.
"In the knee, you've got a nerve that extends all the way down to your feet," he explained to Belgian publication Humo. "It got trapped through contact with Jan. It felt like I was paralysed, I could not even move my toes.
"Specialists told me to relax and I quickly got feeling back in my toes. I thought, 'it's okay' but I still could not walk after three days. That's when I began to worry.
"If after two weeks you still have no feeling in your leg, you start you wonder 'will it ever return'."