19
May

Soccer player dies of injuries suffered from brutal tackle

Watch the play at the 0:32 second mark.

A professional soccer player died of his injuries six days after suffering a horror tackle in an Indonesian Premier League match.

Persiraja forward Akli Fairuz was struck in the chest by PSAP Sigli goalkeeper Agus Rahman’s studs-up challenge after the two were racing toward a ball that ricocheted off Rahman’s chest and back into play. Fairuz got to the ball first and scored a goal (which would then be disallowed for offside), but not before Rahman’s crunching tackle left the striker in a heap on the ground.

According to the Daily Mail, though Fairuz was able to leave the field and appeared to be OK, even watching the end of the match from the bench, afterward it was discovered he suffered severe internal injuries. After undergoing surgery and spending six days in a hospital, Fairuz tragically passed away on May 16.

H/T Deadspin

22
Jan

Worse than Falcao: Galatasaray’s Aydin Yilmaz suffers broken leg

Want to see something more gruesome than Radamel Falcao’s knee injury? Maybe you don’t, but just like passing a car wreck, it’s impossible not to look.

Galatasaray winger Aydin Yilmaz broke his leg during a Turkish Cup match against Elazigspor while looking to make a defensive challenge. Going for a slide tackle on Serdar Özkan, the 25-year-old unfortunately got his leg caught in the grass, causing it to bend in a way it just isn’t meant to. Upon seeing what happened to Yilmaz, Özkan turned away in horror, his hands covering his face. It’s easy to see why.

Adding insult to injury, literally, Elazigspor won the match 1-0. We wish Yilmaz a speedy recovery.

H/T 101GG

17
Jan

Getafe player suffers an injury that will make every man squirm

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This story is not for people with weak stomachs.

Getafe defender Alexis Ruano ruptured veins in one of his testicles during Thursday’s 2-0 loss to Barcelona, causing the gonad to swell exponentially. This suddenly makes Neymar’s gruesome-looking ankle injury, for which he will miss about a month, look like a paper cut.

From MARCA:

[Coach Luis Garcia] provided details of his player’s injury in response to questions from the media, providing an account of the ailment which he said he had never seen before during his time in football.
“One of Alexis’s testicles was like this” he said, holding up his hands to show a handball-sized ball. “He has broken some veins. It’s nothing serious. The swelling has already gone down, he should be fine for Sunday. I was shocked when I went into the dressing room, but it’s not serious. I’d never seen anything like it”, he admitted.

And if you’re wondering what the size of a handball is, here you go:

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Good God!

27
Feb

Here’s something you might see in hockey pretty frequently, but not on the soccer pitch: Zhivko Milanov of Romanian club FC Vaslui lost not one, not two, not three…not four…but FIVE teeth after accidentally being kicked in the face by CFR Cluj captain Cadu.

Cadu received a red card for the kick, but on second look, you have to say Milanov put himself in danger there unfortunately. Either way, what a gruesome injury!