Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has provided an update on the injury he suffered in the Champions League final, which will surely delight Pep Guardiola and Citizens fans.
The Belgium international was forced off against Chelsea after a collision with Antonio Rudiger, which meant that a City comeback was always going to be tough.
After he was seen crying and unable to stand, City fans will have been rightfully concerned about the former Wolfsburg man and whether he would be fit for the start of next season, but his recent update on Twitter should allay any fears about him being out for the long term.
“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.”
Although it is still uncertain whether or not he will be fit to feature for Belgium at the Euros this summer, players can often play on with facial injuries by wearing masks, and hopefully, the fractures will have healed by the time the Premier League 2021/22 campaign kicks off in August.
The “exceptional” midfielder was a mainstay in City’s side this season and was a key reason behind their success in the Premier League and the Carabao Cup, so it was extremely unfortunate that he was unable to play a more telling role in City’s first-ever Champions League final last weekend.
His performances in the Premier League this season saw him average a superb 7.65 rating from WhoScored, which was the second-best of any player in the league, which emphasises just how important he was in City’s title win, and if he can maintain that form next year, then Guardiola’s side have an excellent chance of retaining their title.
City will certainly be challenging for trophies again next season and from the sound of things, De Bruyne should be fit enough to get the Citizens off to a good start when they return to action next season and that in itself is news that should delight City fans.
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