Belgium star Kevin De Bruyne revealed that he played with torn ligaments in last night's 2-1 loss to Italy.
The Manchester City star suffered an ankle injury in last week's game against Portugal and his appearance against Italy was uncertain, but he eventually found himself in this crucial match.
De Bruyne failed to live up to expectations last night and confirmed that he was injured after the game.
It was a miracle that I played today because there was definitely damage to my ankle. A tear in my ligaments. But I felt the responsibility to play for my country today. Too bad I couldn't do more,"
De Bruyne told UEFA.com.
For me personally, it has been four or five weird weeks. But I especially want to thank the medical staff,"