Red Bull Salzburg Goalkeeper Suffers Nasty Leg Break
I may be harsh on soccer players at times for their homoerotic on-field acts, but the dangers that are often associated with “the beautiful game” should not go unnoticed. Sure, there may be a lot of diving taking place on the pitch, but every once in a while the injuries that these players seem to fake so well are actually real.
It is the players that seem to be at risk the most, but goalies are not entirely free from the dangers of a vicious slide tackle either. Eddie Gustafsson of Red Bull Salzburg learned that lesson the hard way Saturday afternoon. As he raced out of his goal to clear a loose ball during an Austrian league match against LASK Linz, his shin was unkindly met with the cleats from Lukas Kragl’s boot.
Needless to say, a shin is not supposed to bend in that direction. On second though, a shin is not supposed to bend in any direction, period!