Pogatetz - The Walking Wounded!

Last updated : 25 November 2009 By Boro Mad

He needed five stitches in his left eyebrow on the touchline at the Riverside on Saturday before carrying on heavily bandaged.

Emanuel Pogatetz: “I am getting embarrassed about it now.

“At the moment it seems every time I get hit I start bleeding and have to come off

“Hopefully it will stop in the near future so I can play a full 90 minutes without getting stitches.

“The mask was fine. I’ve been wearing it in training and I’m used to it now.

“Besides, once the game starts I don’t even notice it. It doesn’t stop me from doing anything I normally do.

“The doctors said six weeks for my bones to heal so I will need to wear it for the next few games but it is no problem.”