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Kevin De Bruyne Admits He's Still Unable To 'Feel Anything On The Left Side' Of His Face

Nasir Jabbar

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Kevin De Bruyne Admits He's Still Unable To 'Feel Anything On The Left Side' Of His Face

Kevin De Bruyne gave a worrying update on his facial injury following his masterful cameo appearance for Belgium in the European Championship.


De Bruyne missed his side's Euro 2020 opener as he was still recovering from a fractured nose and eye socket following his sickening clash with Antonio Rudiger in the Champions League final.

But the Manchester City star returned to international action against Denmark on Thursday, making a substitute appearance.

Image: PA
Image: PA

However, the 29-year-old is still feeling the effects of his blow with Rudiger - fearing it could take him six months before he fully recovers.

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

"My nerve is very badly affected, which could take six months [to heal]. 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."

Image: PA
Image: PA

On his showing, he added: "My performance was OK. In duels I am sometimes afraid to put my head in it, but that's normal.

"I'm glad I could help the team, but am I ready to play 90 minutes? No idea.

"We have to wait and see how my body reacts and then we'll see after Finland. We are already qualified, so we can see how my body reacts."

Belgium resume their Euro 2020 campaign against Finland next Monday.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Belgium, Football, Euro 2020, Kevin de Bruyne

Nasir Jabbar
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