Victim of six facial fractures after a shock in the 27th minute of the Euro match against Russia on Saturday, Timothy Castagne was operated for six hours on Wednesday, announced the Belgian federation.
His heavy injury against Russia earned him heavy surgery. Belgian defender Timothy Castagne spent six hours in the operating room, where he was admitted for his six facial fractures caused by a shock in the 27th minute of Belgium’s 3-0 win over Russia at the Euro.
“We think very strongly of Tim ‘whose Euro is over,” explained the Spanish coach of the Red Devils, Roberto Martinez, at a press conference in Copenhagen.
Timothy Castagne, trained in Genk, who has been playing in the Premier League for a year in Leicester, was playing his first big competition with the Red Devils.
He was close to the end of his career
According to the Belgian team’s medical team, quoted by local media, if the head-to-head shock at full speed with Russian player Daler Kuzyaev had occurred at the temple, the career of Timothy Castagne “could have stopped in St. Petersburg”. According to the same source, the player should be sidelined for the next two months.
On Thursday, Belgium meets Denmark in the second group B match of the Euro. The match will take place in Copenhagen, in the stadium where Christian Eriksen almost lost his life. A minute of applause will also be achieved in the tenth minute of the match against the Danes.