Kevin De Bruyne leaves hospital with a broken nose and EYE SOCKET after a clash with Antonio Rudiger that forced the Man City midfielder out of the Champions League final in tears… with the Chelsea defender apologizing for the incident via Twitter
- Kevin De Bruyne suffered a broken nose and eye socket against Chelsea
- Manchester City star was removed after clashing heads with Antonio Rüdiger
- De Bruyne was left in tears as City were defeated in the Champions League finalfinal
- Rudiger says he had contact with De Bruyne and had no intention of hurting him
Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne has revealed he has left hospital with a broken nose and eye socket after his clash with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger in the Champions League final.
De Bruyne was in tears as he had to be substituted in Porto 60 minutes into the game before City slumped to a 1-0 defeat to miss the club’s first-ever European success.
The 29-year-old was unable to contribute in the closing stages and was replaced by Gabriel Jesus, but the Brazilian failed to impress as Chelsea triumphed 1-0 thanks to Kai Havertz’s attack in the first half.
Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City suffered a broken nose and eye socket against Chelsea
De Bruyne clashed with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger and needed treatment
He wrote on Twitter: “Hi guys, I just got back from the hospital. My diagnosis is an acute bone fracture in the nose and a left orbital fracture. I feel okay now. Obviously still disappointed with yesterday, but we’ll be back ‘.
City posted a message on their official Twitter account to wish De Bruyne a speedy recovery.
De Bruyne was left with a nasty looking black eye after the main fight and had to undergo lengthy treatment on the pitch before he was finally replaced.
Rudiger tweeted that he had been in contact with De Bruyne, stating that the collision was not intentional.
The Chelsea centre-back wrote: ‘I’m very sorry for @DeBruyneKev’s injury. Of course this was not my intention – I have already had personal contact with Kevin and I really wish him a speedy recovery and I hope we can see him back on the field soon. ‘
Belgian international De Bruyne has had huge success at City, but the glory of the Champions League has eluded him.
It was a hugely frustrating night for De Bruyne as he had been unable to exert his usual influence on proceedings prior to his substitution, as his former club Chelsea defended resolutely.
De Bruyne had played a key role in the lead up to City’s final this season with three goals and four assists in eight Champions League games this season, as he adapted to being often used up front as opposed to his usual position in the midfield.
He will hope that in the future he will still be able to win the Champions League with City if Pep Guardiola’s side look to learn from the loss to Chelsea.
Rudiger says he has been in contact with De Bruyne and insisted he had no intention of hurting him hem
The Belgium international was left in tears because he had to leave the field in the 60th minute
De Bruyne urged City not to give up in their quest to win the Champions League
Despite the season ending on a low note, boss Guardiola insisted they still had an ‘exceptional season’ after winning the Premier League and the Carabao Cup.
“It was a dream for us to be here, unfortunately we couldn’t win,” said the Spaniard.
‘It’s our first time here for most of us at this club, but we’re working on coming back one day.
‘It was a tough season in the pandemic, but we are learning from that for the future. I have incredible respect for the players, they gave everything, but we will come back stronger. I would like to congratulate them on their exceptional season. ‘