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Former Argentine striker severely wounded after firework exploded in his face on Christmas day



Lucas Viatri is facing an extended spell on the sidelines after a firework “accidentally” exploded in his face during Christmas celebrations back home in Argentina.

Viatri’s Uruguayan employers have confirmed that the 30-year-old forward could be missing for “several months” after the accident, which took place in his home city of Buenos Aires, during what sounds like some serious raucous festivities.

Infobae report the incident occurred in the final hours of Christmas. His face was left badly swollen, his eyebrows almost completely burnt off, serious injuries to his right cheekbone and damage to the upper arch of his left eye.