Wayne Rooney has posted a graphic picture on Facebook showing the head injury that forced him out of England’s next two World Cup qualifiers.
The 27-year-old suffered the deep cut in a freak training ground collision with the boot of Manchester United team-mate Phil Jones last week.
Old Trafford boss David Moyes said the striker could be out for three weeks.
England team-mate Theo Walcott has described the photograph as “like something out of a horror film”.
Roy Hodgson’s side face Moldova at Wembley on Friday and then a difficult trip to Ukraine on Tuesday.
Rooney is one of three players who have withdrawn from the squad due to injury.
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