Cardiff’s Sean Morrison shows off his extremely gruesome ankle injury with BONE showing after their derby win against Swansea.
The Bluebirds captain Sean Morrison has left fans stunned on social media after playing through the pain barrier and helping his side come out victorious.
The skipper somehow played on through the 90 minutes despite pulling a calf muscle as well as dealing with an ankle blister that left his bone well and truly exposed.
Morrison’s fiancée, Stacey Ward, uploaded a photo of his Achilles, with a extremely painful-looking blister on his heel.
The photo had the caption: “And to think you’ve just played 90 minutes with that on your ankle. How you do it I’ll never know.”
“I think I pulled my calf after about 50 minutes,” he said to Sky Sports after the game. “So I popped a few painkillers and got on with it.
“But look the young lad who came in at right-back Tom Sang, Browny (Ciaron Brown) next to Flinty (Aden Flint). Joe Ralls out of position in left wing-back. We dug in today. This is what Cardiff City is all about.”
He added: “We owe the fans this one. The last three derbies, we’ve been way off it. Way, way off it. Lost two, drew one.
“We know how much this means to the fans. So that was for all the fans that couldn’t be here today. All of them at home watching on tele. That was for them.”
Cardiff are now four points behind 6th place in the Championship table going into the international break, and Morrison says the side will be fully focused on a big run of games over the coming weeks, adding that 75 points is now the target for this team.
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“From where we were when he [McCarthy] first came in, if you’d said that we had a chance of the play-offs, people would’ve laughed. We’ve given ourselves an opportunity. That’s what we’ve done,” he said.
“Three points today is massive on that journey. I think we’ve got eight games after the international break. Some big games in there. Teams above us, teams around us.
“We just need to pick up as many points as possible and get to that 75-point mark. Don’t worry about anyone else. We worry about ourselves and see where it takes us.”
Cardiff players, and coaching staff, celebrated after the full-time whistle, before those on the pitch quickly called for the rest of the squad to join them in a huddle on the Swansea pitch.
McCarthy said that was a nod to how Swansea celebrated their own win at Cardiff last time out.
“It was funny, that, if they needed anymore motivation before the game it was that Swansea did that at our place,” McCarthy said after the match.
“They celebrated like they had won the league.
“Our lads were more than up for it and they just reciprocated.”
Joe Ralls said : “We decided to do it ourselves, not just because of that, but that’s because it shows the togetherness of the group.
“It was a big win, we know how big a game this is in this part of the world and we showed that togetherness again today, how much it meant to the players to get the win.”
“It gives us that momentum back,” McCarthy said of the win.
“If we went into the 13-day break having been beaten we would have bee smarting for the next two weeks.
“But now the boys can enjoy that time off with three points in their pocket.”
Fans reacted as the Cardiff’s Sean Morrison shows off his gruesome ankle injury with BONE showing…
@niamhbethxx: Sean Morrison played with half his fucking ankle missing and pulled his calf 50 mins in. what a captain
@_jackbailey_: Fair play to that lad. All the best to him. Loved him at @htafc
@DionRhys_: Living legend moz is lad 💙
@gejohn11: Guys a living City legend
@GarethBrookman: Wow 😳
@DaveW173: Sean Morrison, what a fucking warrior haha captain fantastic
@AlanGrimes1927: My captain
@ForeverAYellow: Ewww yuck, fair play to him for playing through the 90 mins, beating their rivals too, bet the pain was worth it
@nathanrees1927: Our captain 💙