By Chris Wright
Vincent Kompany took a thump in the chops from Serbia ‘keeper Vladimir Stojkovic with about half-an-hour gone of Belgium’s 2-1 win over their World Cup Qualifying Group A rivals.
The blow made Kompany visibly woozy but the Belgian captain was back on the pitch after a couple of minutes of blood-letting on the touchlines and played on for the rest of the game without any noticeable issues.
Afterwards Vinnie was taken to the Saint Martin’s Hospital in Mechelen for a check-up where it was found that Kompany had suffered not only a broken nose (a “displaced nasal fracture” to be precise) and a bit of a black eye, but also a mild concussion and a crack in his eye socket.
Judging by the photo, he may have also got a rogue Cheetoh stuck up his snooter by mistake too.
Having posted the above image on his Twitter feed, Kompany included the message “What wouldn’t you do for your country, hey?”
Oh captain! My captain!
(Image via @VincentKompany)