GIFs: Real Madrid’s Pepe gets head stapled during game after gruesome injury

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Real Madrid star Pepe suffered a badly gashed temple while heading the ball during a Champions League clash with Copenhagen.

The play itself looks pretty innocent at first, but then Pepe grabs the right side of his face. A second look shows us that he actually slammed his head onto his opponent while going for the ball.

Injuries like this can be treated in several ways – but we did not expect Pepe to go with the old “get stapled up and get back out there” option.

Who said futbol players were pretty boys?

[GIFs via Bleacher Report]