Sergio Ramos has taken to Instagram to reveal the extent of the damage done to his nose after a kick to the face in Saturday's Madrid derby.
Los Blancos' captain was caught by the boot of Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez in the first-half of the goalless draw, and fell to the ground clutching his face.
The incident left Ramos with a fractured nose, the gruesome detail of which was in full view on his Instagram account.
"I would bleed a thousand times for this badge and this shirt," he wrote alongside the photos. "Thanks for your support. I'll be back in no time. #HalaMadrid."
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane refused to criticise the referee following the challenge on Ramos, and admitted the extent of the injury was not clear.
"I did not see anything, and will not comment," he said. "The referee did his job, that's it. It is a fracture, for Sergio. I believe it's broken. I don't know how long he'll be out for."
The 31-year-old was forced to withdraw at half-time having played on for the remainder of the first-half.
Ramos has precedent for such acts of resilience. Having broken his nose in a 2007 meeting with Bayern Munich after clashing with Roy Makaay, he played for three months without an operation.
Three days after breaking his nose in Bavaria, the former Sevilla centre-back scored the opening goal against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.
Ramos is set to be evaluated by doctors to see if he requires surgery, and is likely to stay at home and sit out his side's trip to Cyprus to play APOEL in the Champions League on Tuesday night.