Luiz needs surgery on broken nose

  • Last Updated: June 20 2013, 14:58 BST

Chelsea defender David Luiz requires surgery after suffering a broken nose playing for Brazil.

David Luiz: Set to undergo surgery
David Luiz: Set to undergo surgery

The 26-year-old incurred the injury in a collision with team-mate Thiago Silva during the Selecao's Confederations Cup defeat of Mexico.

Luiz, who struggled to stem the flow of blood following the blow, will go under the knife following the tournament, he said.

"Yes, my nose is broken, but that's part of the game," Luiz said in quotes published on chelseafc.com.

"Now I'll have to wait until the end of the competition and undergo surgery to fix it."


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