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Sadly we bring you another one of those videos with the warning that if you are eating or are particularly squeamish then look away now.

Hamburg defender Joris Mathijsen is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after picking up what looks like a serious ankle injury in Holland's 1-0 friendly win over Turkey last night.

The injury occurred in the first half as Mathijsen went up for an aerial duel in the first half and landed awkwardly on the Amsterdam Arena turf.

The injury has yet to be fully diagnosed but reports in Holland this morning suggest torn or strained ankle ligaments.

Joris Mathijsen's horror injury can be seen on the video below.

One player who may be happy that Mathijsen's injury has taken the headlines this morning is Turkey forward Colin Kazim Richards, who missed a sitter late on in the 1-0 defeat.

Related links: Holland 1 - Turkey 0 highlights.