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18th Sep 2015

Look away now Luke Shaw… Rivaldo reveals gruesome scar following knee surgery

Ouch

Mikey Stafford

That will put a stop to his stepovers.

Brazil legend Rivaldo may be off the global stage for some time, but he was still playing up until earlier this year at the ripe old age of 42.

After this post to Instagram we have a fair idea why.

The 2002 World Cup winner, now 43, is recuperating after surgery on his right knee, which left the former Barcelona star with a pretty gnarly scar.

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Rivaldo, who won a Champions League with AC Milan, posted the pictures after he had been given the all clear to leave the hospital.

“After these two days already admitted I’m home. I would like to first thank God because without Him we are nothing , Dr Joaquim Grava and his entire staff for the care and dedication and Hospital St. Louis and nurses for looking after me so warmly.

“Thanks to everyone who prayed for me , who sent messages. God bless you guys greatly. God is faithful.”

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After leaving Milan Rivaldo led a nomadic existence, with spells in Greece, Uzbekistan and Angola before returning to his native Brazil and finishing up with Mogi Mirim in March.

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