Edgar Sosa Suffers Nasty Leg Break At FIBA Qualifier (Video)

It is amazing how things can go from looking so good to looking so nasty in the blink of an eye.  That was the story for the Dominican Republic men’s basketball squad, as they found themselves leading Panama, on their way to a 3-1 second-round record at the FIBA Americas Championship Tournament yesterday, when suddenly their hopes came crashing down on the leg of ex-Louisville guard Edgar Sosa.

After driving to the lane and dishing off a pass to a teammate, Sosa landed awkwardly on his leg, snapping his tibia and fibula in a rather grueling fashion.  He was eventually taken off the court, as members from both teams looked on in disbelief.

Sosa had been playing in Italy with Angelico Biella, but he was hoping to translate a strong performance with his national team into a possible tryout in the NBA.  The injury should keep him out of action for some time, but if it makes him feel any better, with plenty of hard work he could be back before the NBA returns to action, assuming the players and owners wont be reaching an agreement sometime soon.

Here is a look at the injury.  If you just ate, you may want to wait a little while before watching this.

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