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NSFW: Felipe Melo shows off gruesome eye injury

5:19 PM GMT+4 25/02/2017
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The three-time Turkish Super Lig champion managed to slice his eyebrow in half after a coming together with team-mate Yerry Mina

Inter-owned Felipe Melo has shown off the full extent of horrendous eye injury picked up during a clash of heads in Palmeiras' match up with Corinthians on Thursday.

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The former Juventus man was forced to leave the pitch after he and Yerry Mina banged heads as they challenged for the same ball.

Melo, nicknamed 'the Pitbull', was forced to watch from the sidelines as Corinthians snatched a late winner, with former Premier League players Jo and Colin Kazim-Richards linking up.

The 33-year-old admitted that he wanted to stay on the pitch after the clashing of heads, but was in too much pain to continue.

“We regret this defeat. I tried to stay in the game after the shock but I was in pain and couldn't see anything. All I'm thinking about now is recovering and our team.”

The wound will undoubtedly have required at least a handful of stitches, although  it is unlikely that the combative Melo will want to take and longer than is necessary before getting back on the pitch.