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Martin Skrtel’s sickening head injury will leave you concussed just looking at it

Slovak hardman received the gash on his head during his team Fenerbahce's Turkish league game

Martin Skrtel refused to be substituted despite being left with a horror five-inch gash on his head.

The former Liverpool hardman is now turning out for Fenerbahce, and was involved in a sickening collision during his side’s game against Kasimpasa.


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Martin Skrtel suffered a horror head wound playing for Fenerbahce this weekend - but refused to be substituted

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Martin Skrtel suffered a horror head wound playing for Fenerbahce this weekend – but refused to be substituted

This was the result of the collision that left Martin Skrtel needing ten stitches

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This was the result of the collision that left Martin Skrtel needing ten stitches

But the Slovakian centre-half, well known during his time in the Premier League for his no-nonsense defending, was not chucking in the blood-soaked towel.

He played on with a bandage and a fetching hairnet  before five stitches were put in at half-time in the Fenerbahce dressing room.

Incredibly the 33-year-old played out the remainder of the game, helping his side to a 4-1 victory in the Super Lig clash.

After the game he was then whisked to hospital where another five stitches were put in the gruesome wound.

Incredibly the Slovak hardman appeared unflustered despite suffering the bad head injury

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Incredibly the Slovak hardman appeared unflustered despite suffering the bad head injury

The former Liverpool defender uploaded a photo of his blood-spattered shirt following the game to remember

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The former Liverpool defender uploaded a photo of his blood-spattered shirt following the game to remember

The 33-year-old defender didn't look to upset despite having to wear the rather fetching hairnet

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The 33-year-old defender didn’t look to upset despite having to wear the rather fetching hairnet

Skrtel, who played for Liverpool for eight years between 2008 and 2016, uploaded photos showing the aftermatch to his social media accounts.

His blood-spattered shirt was show to millions, as was a graphic photo of his head with open wound.

He then uploaded another photo showing him relaxing on a sun lounger complete with hairnet and bandages, captioned “recharging the batteries”.

Proving he is still a hardman in Turkey, Martin Skrtel gives the thumbs up from hospital

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Proving he is still a hardman in Turkey, Martin Skrtel gives the thumbs up from hospital

Martin Skrtel is now 'recharging the batteries' after the horror head collision

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Martin Skrtel is now ‘recharging the batteries’ after the horror head collision

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