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.
But there is no more gruesome injury than watching a leg do a complete 180-degree turn, as we see here in Oupa Ngulube's leg break and dislocation.
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.
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.
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Steelers running back Benny Snell was forced out of Sunday Night Football against Seattle after a gruesome arm injury made for a hard-to-watch scene. The Pittsburgh Steelers already saw one injury ...
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.