received 45 stitches to his ear in an shock emergency operation on holiday.
The Manchester United striker was rushed to hospital on Friday after falling over on rented yacht in St Tropez.
According to the Sunday Mirror, Rooney was reportedly 'larking around' with friends onboard the boat when the incident happened.
Cover up: Wayne Rooney
covered his cut head with a cap and hoodie as he headed to hospital, accompanied by his pregnant wife Coleen (L)
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A source at the hospital told the Mirror: 'Mr Rooney arrived at about 9am after an accident on the deck of a yacht.
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's shoulders at Old Trafford next season
'Part of his ear had been nearly sliced off. It was really difficult to sew back up because it was bleeding so profusely, so we called in aspecialised cosmetic surgeon.
'The work was delicate but the operation was completely successfuland the ear is expected to look no different once it has healed.'
Rooney is due to report for pre-season training with United thisweek, with extra pressure on his shoulders after the departures ofCristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez.
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