Dirk Kuyt Gets Head Stapled After Nasty Cut, Carries on Playing

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJuly 12, 2014

BRASILIA, DF - JULY 12: Dirk Kuyt of the Netherlands bleeds from the head after a collision during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Third Place Playoff match between Brazil and the Netherlands at Estadio Nacional on July 12, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Netherlands veteran Dirk Kuyt has been a valuable utility man for Louis van Gaal during this World Cup, and even in the third/fourth-place play-off showed exactly why.

Kuyt sustained a nasty cut in a challenge late in the first half, which was bleeding heavily. 

Dirk Kuyt doesn’t need anesthesia. Staple away! #BRAvNED pic.twitter.com/9sl1TcE4f3

— Soccer Gods (@soccergods) July 12, 2014

Rather than simply come off with precious little but pride at stake, Kuyt had his cut stapled closed on the touchline and returned to the match.

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