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GRAPHIC: Former Juventus Midfielder Felipe Melo Suffered A Grim Facial Injury

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GRAPHIC: Former Juventus Midfielder Felipe Melo Suffered A Grim Facial Injury

Former Juventus and Inter Milan midfielder Felipe Melo has been in the wars recently and suffered a gruesome-looking injury.

The 33-year old now plies his trade with Brazilian Serie A champions Palmeiras and they came up against Corinthians in a fixture that his side lost 1-0.

And at one point in the game, Melo was involved in a nasty collision with teammate Yerry Mina and came out worse off than his colleague.

The Brazilian international had to have 13 stitches as a result of the facial injury and the gash above his eye doesn't make for great viewing:

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The stitches have made his deep cut look a lot better than it originally did but it still looks incredibly painful

He looks like he's done 12 rounds with Mike Tyson!

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Writing about the injury on his blog, he said:

"It is not soft, no. I hurt a lot. I went through a small surgical procedure today, and this time a suture of 20 stitches.

"But I'll be in the fight again soon !!!"

Something tells me Felipe will be wearing a facial mask for any upcoming games...

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Get well soon, Felipe!

Josh Lawless
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