Australia cricket legend Mitchell Johnson reveals gruesome head injury after gym session goes horribly wrong

He may be the man English cricket fans love to hate, but no one would wish this horrific injury on Aussie paceman Mitchell Johnson.

The fast blower today posted this gruesome picture of his head split open – after a gym session went wrong.

The 36-year-old retired from all forms of the game in 2015, only to come back to play Indian Premier League matches.

And always one to stay in shape, he took to instagram so show his head after he smashed into a chin-up bar while working out.

Mitchell Johnson shows off the injury right after it happened
(Image: Mitchell Johnson/Instagram)
Mitchell Johnson shows off the horrific head injury
(Image: Mitchell Johnson/Instagram)

Johnson said in his post, “If you don’t like blood & cuts then don’t look through these pics! Not the best thing I’ve ever done to myself but I’m am fine #toohardtoexplain #dontfightchinupbar #stilldontknowhowitspossible #18.3grrrrr #baldspot”

He needed 16 stitches in his scalp after being rushed to hospital – and now he’s been left him with a ‘bald spot’.

The left-arm fast posted four pictures to his account – with the last of him smiling and showing all was okay

Johnson destroyed England’s batting order in the 2013-14 Ashes series in which the hosts won 5-0.

Johnson was named Player of the Series as well as taking 37-wicket haul and being awarded Man of the Match in three of the five Tests.

Before the injury his stitched up after a trip to the hospital
(Image: Mitchell Johnson/Instagram)

But even though he’s not universally liked due to that, there was an outpouring of sympathy when he posted.

Wardhazelnut said: “That looks bad mitch! Hope you’re fine now x”

While others simply said: “Don’t your doctor know that removing hair befor Surgery..?”

But Johnson is all smiles after the op
(Image: Mitchell Johnson/Instagram)

Johnson is the quickest bowler to reach 150 wickets in Test cricket with two years and 139 days since his debut.

In all he snaffled a total of 239 wickets in 153 ODIs he has played for Australia, including three five-wicket hauls.

He has played 73 Test for Australia and picked 313 wickets, including 12 five-wicket hauls and three 10-wicket hauls.

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