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Pic: Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois Has Horrific-Looking Eye Injury But Insists He’s ‘Fine’

Chelsea's Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois sets his wall to defend a free kick during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on October 30, 2016. / AFP / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)

Chelsea goalkeeper Thaibaut Courtois has picked up something of a nasty eye injury.

The 24-year-old sat out Wednesday night’s international friendly between Belgium and the Netherlands, but pictures of the player on the bench made for alarming viewing.

However, Courtois himself took to social media to dismiss the notion that something was wrong, insisting that the burst blood vessel was nothing to worry about and that he even played in Chelsea’s demolition of Everton last weekend without any problems.

(Of course, that might have been something to do with Everton having one shot on goal for the entire match…)

In any event, although Simon Mignolet start in goal for the 1-1 draw on Wednesday, Courtois is expected to be reinstated to the starting lineup in Roberto Martíez’s side’s next World Cup qualifier against Estonia on Sunday.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 30: Gary Cahill of Chelsea (C) and Thibaut Courtois of Chelsea (R) embrace after the final whistle during the Premier League match between Southampton and Chelsea at St Mary's Stadium on October 30, 2016 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Chelsea will also be somewhat relived that the injury has not been aggravated, as the goalkeeper has had a big hand in a defence that has kept five cleant sheets in a row since manager Anotnio Conte switched to a three-man backline.

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