Kevin De Bruyne underwent minor eye surgery after sustaining an injury in the Champions League final 2020-2021, and will join the Belgium squad that prepares for Euro 2020 on Monday.
There were concerns about the midfielder missing the European Championship, or part of it, but Belgium coach Roberto Martinez said the surgery he underwent was a simple intervention.
“It went well, positively,” Martinez told reporters on Saturday. We are looking forward to Monday when he joins our squad, this minor intervention was necessary for our long-term vision, the recovery process won’t be long, the surgery finished in 20 minutes. The medical staff was satisfied with the result. De Bruyne is doing better now and that’s it.
De Bruyne suffered a broken nose and the bones surrounding the cavity of his left eye during City’s 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the Champions League final last Saturday.
The return of the 29-year-old will be important for Martinez, who hopes to lead Belgium, ranked number one in the world, to its first European title.
Belgium opens its campaign in the finals next Saturday against Russia in St. Petersburg, and also plays against Denmark and Finland in the same group.