Chelsea’s centreback, Antonio Rüdiger, has apologised over a crash with Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne in the Champions League final match played on Saturday, which compelled the Belgian national out of the field prematurely, and repaired by Gabriel Jesus, aso Naija reports.
In the second half of the game, Rüdiger obstructed De Bruyne’s run towards goal, but not without inflicting serious facial injury on the 29-year-old.
Rüdiger, via Twitter, has said that it was “not intentional from me.”
“I’m really sorry for De Bruyne’s injury”, the defender said.
“I’ve already been in touch with Kevin personally and I really wish him a speedy recovery and hope we can see him back on the pitch very soon again.”
De Bruyne himself had earlier revealed the exact diagnosis of his injury in a tweet that read: “Hi guys just got back from the hospital.
“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