Kevin De Bruyne does not need surgery after a broken nose and eye socket and will join the Belgian team next week before the European Championship, coach Roberto Martinez said on Monday.
De Bruyne, 29, was injured in a clash with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger while playing for Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday. De Bruyne had to be replaced in the 60th minute of the match, won 1-0 by Chelsea.
Martinez told a news conference from Belgium’s training camp that the outlook for De Bruyne was encouraging and that the playmaker would contact the team after a break of several days.
Martinez said he was not sure if De Bruyne would be ready for the Euro 2020 team’s first match against Russia on June 12.
The Belgian FA expects De Bruyne to be in the squad until next Monday, but only after taking tests to check if his injuries are good.