Manchester United winger Nani faces three weeks on the sidelines.
The Sun says Nani will be out for at least three matches after being cut to the bone by Jamie Carragher.
The cut, pouring blood, saw the player carried off in tears on a stretcher.
Bruising is so bad it has been impossible to assess the full extent of the injury. And the big problem now with such a deep wound is the possibility of the stitches bursting.
United believe Nani will miss a month's action - Saturday's home FA Cup clash with Arsenal, the Champions League return against Marseille and a Prem trip to Bolton.
After a week of international dates, United hope he will fit to return to face West Ham on April 2.