The US men’s World Cup team captain and striker, Clint Dempsey, sustained a major facial injury in the US’s opening game against Ghana. As the Ghanaian player’s leg flew high, US fans saw the contact with Dempsey’s nose, and saw him fall to the ground, bloody and in obvious pain. He left the field for a short time and was tended to by team physicians, returning minutes later with no signs of bleeding.

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