Blood was streaming from Steven Fletcher's head after clash with Tommy Elphick
Steven Fletcher left a lot of blood on the pitch on Sunday.
Sheffield Wednesday's new striker had his competitive club debut cut short after a clash of heads with Aston Villa's Tommy Elphick in the first half of their Championship opener this weekend.
Cameras picked up the significant gash left by the collision as Fletcher's head began leaking blood when he attempted to stand up.
JESUS CHRIST STEVEN FLETCHER pic.twitter.com/oWVvVnwfGf
— Deadly Deniss (@TheMightyRoyals) August 7, 2016
But after sustaining one of the worst cuts we've seen in football, the Scotland international was taken off and replaced by Gary Hooper up front for Wednesday.
Elphick, who was cut open too, came back on after being bandaged up and supporters couldn't help but notice a resemblance between the injured players and England legend Terry Butcher.
Is that Steve Fletcher or Terry Butcher? #swfc
— Tom Anderson (@Tanderson_swfc) August 7, 2016
Gary Hooper on for Steven Fletcher. Both Fletcher and Elphick looking like Terry Butcher #HeadBandage
— Richie Phillips ⚫⚪🏴 (@1RichiePhillips) August 7, 2016
— Andy Lane (@andylane1967) August 7, 2016
Tommy Elphick shades of Terry Butcher there with that full bloodied header
— Lenny Owen (@lennylion74) August 7, 2016
Elphick. The new Terry Butcher :) #avfc
— Simon Finlan (@FinlanSimon) August 7, 2016
Fletcher started his career at Hibernian before a move to Burnley in 2009. After a spell at Wolves he joined Sunderland, the club he left to join Sheffield Wednesday. He also had a short loan spell in France with Marseille last season, which didn't result in a permanent deal.
Needless to say, we hope the 29-year-old is back in action as soon as possible after this incident.