Leicester City defender Timothy Castagne has been ruled out for the rest of Euro 2020.
The 25-year-old took a hefty whack in a collision with Daler Kuzuaev in the first half of Belgium’s 3-0 win over Russia last night.
He was taken to hospital in St Petersburg where he has now been diagnosed with a double fracture of his eye socket.
Belgium manager Roberto Martinez said: “Timothy is suffering from a double fracture. He will have to have an operation, which unfortunately means that his European Championship has already ended.”
It was the 25-year-old’s first major tournament.
Castagne joined Leicester from Atalanta last September.
He went on to make 34 appearances in his debut season and pick up an FA Cup winner’s medal.
Youri Tielamans and Dennis Praet Ease Belgium to the Win
Both of Leicester City’s men, Tielemans and Praet who came on the pitch in the 77th minute completed the win for the Red Devils.
In Other News:
Denmark and Inter Milan Footballer Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch in the 41st minute in the European Championship fixture against Finland.
The referee stopped the game after the 29-year-old Danish midfielder fell to the ground in the first half on Saturday.
Paramedics were seen resuscitating Eriksen on the pitch while his teammates shielded him from the view of the cameras.
Eriksen, who plays for Inter Milan, was eventually taken away on a stretcher, and the match was suspended.
The Denmark FA has now confirmed he is conscious.
It said in a statement: “Christian Eriksen is awake and is for further examinations at Rigshospitalet. The match is temporarily postponed.”
UEFA also confirmed in a tweet Eriksen “has been stabilised” after a Getty Images photographer at the game saw him raise his hand as he was carried from the pitch.
All of Us From Fosse Posse send our prayers and thoughts to Christian Eriksen and Timothy Castagne and hope that we see them on the pitch soon.