In 2008 Spanish soccer player Iñigo Díaz de Cerio suffered a serious injury after a collision with SD Eibar goalkeeper Zigor, fracturing his right leg's tibia and fibula. After a successful surgery, he had a slow but effective recovery, returning to soccer scene almost a year after his injury.
Hailed, as a versatile player, Gary Mabbutt, who played for Tottenham Hotspurs, had one of the most gruesome injuries in soccer. It didn’t involve his leg but his face. In November 1993, Gary Mabbutt’s injury occurred in a high tackle with Wimbledon striker, John Fashanu, who smashed his elbow into his face.
Wonder no more, because this collection contains pictures and descriptions of the sport's most gruesome blows. With all the hits to the head, broken limbs, and neck injuries over the years, some people may be surprised that there haven't been any deaths.
Football and injuries are one inseparable friend; the game is an exciting team sport, yet gruesome. While the fans are focused on seeing their team win, they might not realize just how toiling each play can be and who’s going to be laid off. The game is a very fast-paced and contact sport that comes […]
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The result was an illegal crack-back block that sent Wilson to the sidelines. Wilson then lay on the field a while writhing in pain before attempting to hop back to the sidelines. The almost 40-year old quarterback was later charged $10,000 by the NFL for the play. 16 16. Marc Mariani.
Sprains and bruises are an almost everyday occurrence in sports, but there are times when the injuries are gruesome and change the course of an athlete’s career. 1. Joe Theismann's Compound Leg Fracture. Probably one of the most famous and cringe inducing injuries in the history of televised sports, this one was captured live on television during Monday Night Football in 1985.
Nobody likes seeing their favorite player go down with a groin injury or a high ankle sprain. However, while those kinds of injuries can keep players on the disabled list for a long time, at least...