This Gruesome Soccer Injury Is As Bad As They Come (Video)
Soccer isn’t really considered a brutal sport. I mean, it’s definitely a contact sport, and players are likely to take a lot of elbows to the ribs throughout the course of the season, but it’s not like football or hockey. You don’t really expect gruesome injuries.
But of course, gruesome soccer injuries do occur. Just ask Portugal’s Bruno Torres. Or, now, Uruguay’s Antonio Pacheco.
During an Uruguayan League match between Pacheco’s C.A. Peñarol and Centro Atlético Fénix on Sunday, Pacheco suffered one of the worst leg breaks you’re ever going to see, short of seeing someone’s leg actually fall off.
Just before halftime, Pacheco challenged a Fénix player for the ball, with both players taking full swings. Unfortunately, Pacheco just missed the ball, and his shin slammed into an opposing player’s leg instead.
Here’s a video that shows the play in super slow motion. But be warned: this is obviously not for the faint of heart.
Yikes. The docs say he suffered a double fracture of the tibia and fibia on the play. But I think that much was obvious, because legs aren’t supposed bend that way. Sadly, since Antonio is 36 years old, this injury could very well put an end to his career. But only time will tell.
In any case, we here at TotalProSports wish him a speedy recovery.
Hat Tip – [101GreatGoals]