Wayne Rooney's head injury that is keeping him out of England's World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine has been unveiled.
The Manchester United striker was spotted at Apple Jacks Adventure Park in Warrington with his family including wife Coleen.
Rooney suffered the three-inch cut in a training ground collision with team-mate Phil Jones on Saturday.
Cutting: Rooney signing autographs at Apple Jacks Adventure Park in Warrington sporting his head injury
Other half: Rooney was with his family at the park including wife Coleen (right)
Obscured: Rooney wore a hood to cover up the scar while driving to United training on Tuesday
Rooney's England team-mate Theo Walcott has admitted he was shocked when he saw the extent of the striker's head injury.
Walcott said: 'I have seen a picture and it is a very, very big gash. It's not nice to see. It's like something out of a horror film.'
'I have seen the actual injury and it is not a nice sight, to be honest. It is not going to help his looks I wouldn't think.
In contention: Rickie Lambert (left) and Danny Welbeck are poised to replace the injured Rooney for England
It is great to see Danny (Sturridge) still here at the moment, that's a positive. Danny Welbeck has started the season well for his club and Rickie Lambert has had a great start to his England career, so the manager has some great options.' 'It is sad to see but it is an opportunity for someone to come in and take their chance.'
England's medical team studied photographs of Rooney’s cut before ruling him out of the two clashes.
The cut is so deep that he cannot head a ball or be involved in contact training sessions until his stitches are removed.
There is also a risk of infection, which is another reason for the decision to release him from international duty this week.
Rooney's club-mate Danny Welbeck and Rickie Lambert of Southampton are in contention to start on Friday - with Liverpool's in-form Daniel Sturridge also out - in a match England must win in order to keep on track to qualify for the World Cup in Brazil.
Hodgson will be praying that Sturridge, who has scored five times in Liverpool's opening four games, will be fit for Tuesday's far tougher qualifier in Ukraine.
Looking ahead: Theo Walcott was speaking to the assembled press prior to England's two World Cup qualifiers
England trail Group H leaders Montenegro by two points with a game in hand, but are only one point ahead of third-placed Ukraine.
The group winners will qualify and whoever finishes second must go into a play-off, so the tricky clash with Mykhaylo Fomenko's fast-improving side is crucial.
Hodgson is prepared to sacrifice Sturridge for Friday's game at Wembley if it means the in-form forward is available on Tuesday.