Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that it will take up to six months for him to fully recover from facial injuries suffered in a Champions League final outing for Manchester City against Chelsea.
Kevin De Bruyne Reveals When He Will Recover From Horror Injury In Champions League Final
The Belgium international, who has made a return to competitive action at Euro 2020, fractured his nose and eye socket after clashing with Antonio Rudiger in Porto.
Minor surgery was required for the 29-year-old, allowing him to get back out onto the pitch, but he is playing through pain and will continue to do so for some time yet.
De Bruyne told reporters after netting a match-winning goal for Belgium in a 2-1 victory over Denmark on Thursday: “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. 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.”