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Kevin De Bruyne confirms injury diagnosis after hospital visit

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Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has confirmed his injury diagnosis after the Champions League final defeat to Chelsea.

Kevin De Bruyne has confirmed he suffered a fractured nose and eye socket in the Champions League final.

The 29-year-old made an emotional exit from the pitch on the hour-mark of Manchester City’s 1-0 defeat to Chelsea in Saturday’s final following a collision with Antonio Rudiger.

Rudiger got booked for the incident, while City manager Pep Guardiola replaced an injured De Bruyne with Gabriel Jesus.

And while still disappointed to lose the Champions League final, De Bruyne has left the hospital and assured fans on Twitter that he is fine.

“Hi guys just got back from the hospital,” the Belgian tweeted.

“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.”

De Bruyne will hope to make a quick recovery to be fit for this summer’s European Championship campaign with the Belgium national team.

Red Devils boss Roberto Martinez has selected the former Chelsea playmaker in his 26-man squad for the upcoming tournament.

Guardiola, meanwhile, opened up on his bold tactical decision in City’s Champions League final defeat in Portugal on Saturday night.

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