Kevin De Bruyne confirms broken nose following Antonio Rudiger clash

Kevin De Bruyne confirms broken nose following Antonio Rudiger clash
The Belgian was forced off after an hour against Chelsea in Porto with City eventually suffering a 1-0 defeat

Kevin De Bruyne has confirmed that he suffered an acute nose bone fracture and left orbital fracture during Manchester City’s defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League final.

The 29-year-old was forced off after an hour in Porto, with Pep Guardiola’s side falling 1-0 to the Blues at the Estadio do Dragao.

De Bruyne could be seen leaving the pitch in tears following the clash with Antonio Rudiger.

A black eye was quickly visible and the player needed treatment for a number of minutes, contributing to seven additional minutes at the end of regulation time.

And now De Bruyne has clarified the extent of the injury ahead of Euro 2020 next month.

The Belgian said 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.”

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