Wayne Rooney Sports Black Eye After Horror Clash Of Heads During DC United Match
Wayne Rooney wore a baseball cap as he spoke to the media on Tuesday but was unable to hide his huge black eye.
The DC United star needed five stitches after cutting his left eyebrow and breaking his nose in last weekend’s 2-1 win over Colorado.
But Rooney was adamant that his injuries will not prevent him from missing United’s next game — against Montreal Impact on Saturday.
Rooney wore a baseball cap to hide his face from view during his post-match press conference, but the shiner was still visible.
Yet despite the dangers, Roo has vowed to play on, saying: “It looks a bit worse with the black eye but it feels fine.
“There’s not much swelling. I’ve had no problems sleeping. I’ll play as normal.
“Of course, if I get a bang on it, it will be painful.”
Rooney sustained his injuries in stoppage time against Colorado when he clashed heads with Axel Sjoberg while trying to defend his side’s 18-yard box.
But he was quick to make it clear that he did not blame Sjoberg.
The ex-Manchester United star added: “It was a complete accident. These things happen.
“It’s part of football. I’m used to it. It will be fine. It’s actually settled down quite quick.”
Earlier in the game, Rooney had scored his first-ever MLS goal to give his side the lead – poking the ball past another ex-Prem star, Tim Howard.