Springbok centre Jesse Kriel sustained a nasty blow to the head while playing for his Japanese club, Canon Eagles, over the weekend.
Video footage has emerged of Kriel colliding with Yamaha Jubilo flyhalf Sam Greene, who went too high in a tackle and came off second best.
After the game, a smiling Kriel shared a picture on social media showing multiple stitches to his forehead.
Kriel's Canon Eagles also had the last laugh after they beat Yamaha Jubilo 40-32 in Japan's Top League.
The World Cup winner also scored two tries in the match.
Kriel, 27, boasts 46 Tests for the Springboks. He represented the Bulls between 2014 and 2019 and also played in Japan for the NTT DoCoMo Red Hurricanes in 2015-16.