Luiz played through the pain then and waited until the tournament was complete before going in for surgery.
The Brazilian defender posted a video of himself in his hospital bed, asking for the prayers of the public before going under the knife:
Luiz subsequently tweeted a picture featuring a thumbs-up gesture yesterday, following a successful procedure:
Obrigado por todo apoio galera! Graças a Deus deu tudo certo! Boa noite! http://t.co/jdiuis50wc
— David Luiz (@DavidLuiz_4) July 3, 2013
Thanks for all the support guys! Thank God everything went well! Good night!
See the pictures and accompanying pictures of the David Luiz broken nose incident below:
— David Luiz (@DavidLuiz_4) June 19, 2013
This is called camaraderie! Better environment q I have lived in football! #seleçãobrasileira #umsobrasil http://instagram.com/p/awn0ztjHT6/
— David Luiz (@DavidLuiz_4) June 20, 2013
In search of our professional and human goals! I love my country! #porumbrasilmelhor http://instagram.com/p/ayjK53jHTf/