PHOTO: Nani Suffers Leg Gash During Liverpool-Manchester United At The Boots Of Jamie Carragher

Originally it seemed like Nani was making too much out of Jamie Carragher's late first half challenge, a red card-worthy "tackle" that sparked confrontation new the end of the North West Derby's first half. Now, photos making their way around the internet, courtesy of the Sun and sent to the world via TwitPic, show how remarkable it is that Carragher was allowed to stay in the game.

More after the jump, but warning: There will be blood.

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This second image is so rough that I can't think of a good way to warn you. While I did caution, there would be blood, I didn't prepare you for this:

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I'm keeping that image, one that 's making the rounds online, small for a reason. Click on it to see a full version, but warning: Stitches were clearly going to be required.

For those who missed the play, Jamie Carragher went high, through and left leg outstretched into Nani, the Manchester United winger standing above the ball at the left sideline. Phil Dowd judged it a yellow card offense, and while Nani initially appeared healthy - jumping up to appeal to the official - he collapsed moments later in what was thought to be theatrics.

Perhaps Nani was acting when he went to ground a second time, but looking at the picture, it's clear the guy was hurt. He was practically bludgeoned. So, apologies, Nani, for my incredulity.

Liverpool went on to win the match 3-1, but all anybody wants to talk about afterward is Nani and Carragher.

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