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Boost for Belgium as De Bruyne set to join squad after undergoing minor surgery


Kevin De Bruyne has undergone minor surgery on the fractured eye socket he suffered during Manchester City’s outing in the Champions League final, but has handed Belgium a boost as he is set to join their Euro 2020 squad on Monday.

The 29-year-old lasted just an hour of a European showpiece in Porto before being forced from the field following a collision with Antonio Rudiger.

He suffered nose and eye injuries, with fears raised regarding his involvement at this summer’s European Championship League final, but a quick operation has him ready for international duty.

elgium boss Martinez has told reporters when offering an update on De Bruyne: “It went very well, very positively. We are looking forward to Monday when he will join our squad.”That small intervention was necessary with a view to the long term. He will not need a long recovery.”The operation only took 20 minutes. The medical staff is satisfied with the result. De Bruyne is now doing well, that’s all.”Read more