Belgian player underwent Timothy Castana complex surgery after suffering strong injury in first match of Belgium team for European Championship Euro 2020.
Kastani collided with the Russian national team player, Dalai Kozaev, during the match between the two teams last Saturday, and he was forced to leave the field after just 27 minutes from the start of the match.
The initial diagnosis showed that the Belgian player suffered 6 facial fractures, and underwent surgery in a hospital in the Belgian city of Antwerp last Tuesday, which lasted 6 hours.
According to reports Belgian website , the injury was at the level of the bones of the eye socket, and the player was threatened with retirement if the injury came only 3 centimeters away and reached the nerves of his eye.
And it wasn’t the first injury in Castagne’s career; He was subjected – in 2015 when he was a Belgian Genk player – to a similar injury that affected his ability to look and required him to undergo surgery and be absent from the stadiums for a period of up to 4 months.
Castaney joined the list of injured players leaving the European Championship, most notably the Danish Christian Eriksen, who suffered a heart attack in his team’s match with Finland, in the most prominent event of the tournament hosted by 11 European cities until July 11 next.