Timothy Castagne suffered a double eye socket fracture in Belgium’s 3-0 win over Russia in the Euro 2020 opener on Saturday, ending his involvement in the tournament.
Castagne collided heavily with Daler Kuzyaev in the first half of Saturday night’s game against Russia in St. Petersburg.
The 25-year-old was forced to stop after suffering severe swelling around his eye, and manager Roberto Martinez later confirmed the Leicester defender suffered a double eye socket fracture.
“Very bad news, sad to see that Timothy Castagne is going to be excluded from the tournament,” Martinez said after the match.
“He’s had images taken, he’s got a double fracture, and now we’re going to take the necessary treatment.”
Defender Jan Vertonghen was also forced to stop early in Saturday’s game, but his injury is less serious, according to the Belgian manager.
Martinez added: “Jan Vertonghen has a typical football injury, a blow to the ankle which we will wait 48 hours to see the extent of, but I don’t expect it to be too bad.”