During Real Madrid’s Champions League match against Copenhagen on Wednesday, bruising defender Pepe, for once, found himself on the short end of an aerial collision. Suffering a huge gash over his right eye, Pepe was writhing in pain for several minutes before trainers came on to staple him back together.
You tend to have a little less sympathy when something like this happens to a guy who is notorious for dishing out horror tackles and general roughhousing. Still, you must commend Pepe for his toughness on this occasion.
Pepe later took to Twitter to thank his doctors and tell his fans he’s doing well:
Quero agradecer as mensagens de apoio e dizer que está tudo bem. Obrigado ao meu médico, fisioterapeuta e roupeiro. pic.twitter.com/hlt2tW8S0w— Pepe (@officialpepe)