Kevin De Bruyne spotted with black eye in Belgium camp sparking fears Man City ace will miss Euro 2020 opener vs Russia

KEVIN DE BRUYNE has shown off the shiner that could keep him out of Belgium’s Euro 2020 opener.

The Manchester City ace is a doubt to play Russia on Saturday after undergoing eye surgery on an orbital fracture.

WIN £50,000!Play Dream Team Euros – our FREE fantasy football game

Kevin De Bruyne was spotted with his black eye in the Belgium camp
De Bruyne, 29, suffered an orbital fracture in the collision with Antonio Rudiger
Kevin De Bruyne suffered an orbital fracture in a collision with Antonio Rudiger

The 29-year-old was body checked by Antonio Rudiger in the Champions League final and left the field in tears.

His operation was successful, but De Bruyne remains in a race against the clock to feature against the Russians.

European football correspondant Kristof Terreur showed off a picture of his black eye alongside the caption: “Still unsure he’ll make the bench for Belgium’s first game against Russia.”

WIN £50,000 with Dream Team Euros

Dream Team Euros is HERE!

The best fantasy football game to accompany Euro 2020 has arrived.

And you can play absolutely FREE for your chance to win the £50,000 jackpot.


Dream Team Euros

  • £50,000 jackpot
  • The best fantasy football game this summer
  • Play in mini-leagues against your mates, colleagues, family members – and some hand-picked celebrities
  • FREE to play

Belgium boss Roberto Martinez has already warned fans that he ‘probably won’t be ready’ for their curtain-raiser.

Speaking on Saturday, he said: “Kevin is doing well. He’s in a good state of mind and can’t wait to join us on the pitch on Monday.

“It is not an operation that prevents you from returning to activity or needs recovery time, it is actually the opposite.

“It should even give him the opportunity to play without the need for protection.

“And that’s the good news. It was done at the right time and this is positive news for the Euros.

“But he probably will not be ready for the first game against Russia and we will need to analyse the situation on a day-by-day basis.”

De Bruyne has 80 caps for his country having scored 21 goals.

⚽ Read our Football live blog for the very latest news from around the grounds

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button