Chelsea defender David Luiz to undergo surgery on broken nose after Confederations Cup duty
Brazilian suffered injury in a clash with teammate Thiago Silva while on international duty in victory of Mexico
Thursday 20 June 2013
Chelsea defender David Luiz requires surgery after suffering a broken nose playing for Brazil.
The 26-year-old incurred the injury in a collision with team-mate Thiago Silva during the Selecao's Confederations Cup defeat of Mexico.
Luiz, who struggled to stem the flow of blood following the blow, will go under the knife following the tournament, he said.
"Yes, my nose is broken, but that's part of the game," Luiz said in quotes published on chelseafc.com.
"Now I'll have to wait until the end of the competition and undergo surgery to fix it."
Latest in Sport
Jay Hart sex tape: Clitheroe footballer sacked after being filmed having sex with unknown blonde woman in manager's dug-out
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
Jack Grealish: Surely the FA will belatedly try to snap up Aston Villa star after his Wembley heroics
Cesc Fabregas in Premier League title dig at Arsenal after pointing out '27 year wait'
Sergio Aguero vs Harry Kane vs Diego Costa: Who will win the battle to be Premier League top scorer?
- 1 Rarest Beanie Baby bought for just £10 at car boot sale could be sold for £62,500 on eBay
- 3 Parma, Missouri: 80 per cent of town's police quit after first black mayor is elected
- 5 Google search history can now be downloaded in its entirety, mass embarrassment expected