Chelsea star David Luiz has confirmed he will have to undergo surgery to repair the nasty broken nose he suffered during Brazil’s Confederations Cup victory over Mexico.
Luiz was jumping up to head clear a cross into the Brazil box when he headed the back of Thiago Silva’s head.
The Stamford Bridge favourite fell to the ground and looked dazed as blood dripped from his nose, with his teammates crowding around him.
Medics ran on to the pitch and it did not look good as Luiz was carried from the pitch on a stretcher.
However, the Chelsea man is evidently made of stern stuff and he was soon up and ready to get back into the fray, though not before a quick enforced pitch-side change of kit after getting blood on his original gear.
Luiz later confirmed he had broken his nose and it would require surgery, though would have to play through the pain for now.
“Yes, my nose is broken, but that's part of the game,” he is quoted as saying by Sambafoot.
"Now I'll have to wait until the end of the competition and undergo a surgery to fix it.”
Brazil and Chelsea fans will be pleased it wasn’t something more serious and that the eccentric defender would be available for the Seleção’s next match against Italy.
Watch David Luiz get his nose broken while playing for Brazil below…