Kevin De Bruyne is probably going to overlook Belgium’s Euro 2020 opener in opposition to Russia on June 12, says Roberto Martinez.
De Bruyne suffered facial fractures in a problem with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger in Manchester Metropolis’s Champions League ultimate defeat on Saturday.
The midfielder doesn’t require surgical procedure however Martinez shouldn’t be certain when the 29-year-old can be accessible for choice.
When De Bruyne does return, the Belgium boss confirmed he can be fitted with a masks just like the one worn by team-mate Jan Vertonghen after he was injured enjoying for Tottenham two years in the past.
“De Bruyne is unlikely to be match for that first match so whoever replaces him must present he is prepared,” Martinez mentioned on Wednesday.
“We decided about his masks. Will probably be one of many producers who made Jan Vertonghen’s masks. We had been very glad with that.
“I’d say that till subsequent week we can’t know precisely the place we’re with Kevin. Now, enable him to chill out.
“He may very well be accessible for the Euros however we do not know when for the time being. It is too early to offer you a solution now, we should first get the inexperienced mild from the medical aspect.”
Belgium open their Euro 2020 marketing campaign in opposition to Russia in St Petersburg subsequent Saturday.
The world’s No 1-ranked aspect then face Denmark on June 17 earlier than enjoying Finland of their ultimate match of Group B on June 21.