The Bluebirds captain made a Herculean effort in the Derby win at Cardiff City in South Wales and has the battle wounds to show

Cardiff City captain Sean Morrison posted a photo of his battle scars from the South Wales derby – and it might explain why he needed those pain relievers to keep going during the Swansea City win

The Bluebirds skipper fell out more than once during the collision and had to be treated by the city medical staff

He said after the game that he felt he had pulled his calf during the game, but a new photo was taken that shed light on another excruciating injury

Morrison’s fiancée Stacey Ward uploaded a picture of his Achilles with a painful blister on his heel

The photo was captioned, “And to think you’ve just played with it on your ankle for 90 minutes, I’ll never know how you do it”

Morrison gave everything for the cause and was consistently flawless. It was a real captaincy, and playing through that pain didn’t affect the outstanding performance of the middle half

And it was clear to see how much it meant to Morrison, who during his passionate post-game interview let out an almighty roar towards the press box as he stepped off the field

“I think I pulled my calf after about 50 minutes,” he told Sky Sports after the game. “So I popped some painkillers and got on with them

“But look at the young guy who came to right-back Tom Sang, Browny (Ciaron Brown) next to Flinty (Aden Flint) Joe Ralls is out of position in the left full-back. We dug in today. This is what Cardiff City is about “

He added: “We owe the fans these last three derbies, we were far from gone, far from two lost, one drawn

“We know how much this means for the fans. So this was for all the fans who couldn’t be here today. Everyone at home is watching on TV That was for them”

The result puts Cardiff firmly in the context of this season’s play-offs and continues an incredible turnaround under Mick McCarthy

Cardiff are now four points behind sixth on international break and Morrison says the team will be fully focused on a large number of games in the coming weeks 75 points are now the goal for this team

“From where we were when he [McCarthy] first walked in, people would have laughed if you said we had a chance at the play-offs We gave ourselves an opportunity We did that” he said

“Three points are huge on this journey today. I think we have eight games after the international break. Some big games in there teams above us, teams around us

“We just need to collect as many points as possible and hit that 75-point mark Don’t worry about others We care about ourselves and see where it takes us”

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