Argentina defender Javier Mascherano laid it all on the line for his country on Wednesday. No, I mean he really, really went all out. Mascherano may have saved the game with a tremendous tackle on Netherlands forward Arjen Robben in the 90th minute to keep the score 0-0. And you know what else happened?
He tore his anus.
Mascherano, who seemed embarrassed, told reporters about the unfortunate injury after the game.
“I do not want to be rude,” he said, as translated by SB Nation. “I tore the anus that play, so the pain…”
Unfortunately, Mascherano is not the first athlete we have featured on LBS that tore his anus. A popular wrestler suffered the same injury last year. The important thing is Argentina is going to the World Cup final. Imagine tearing your anus and losing?
The play where the injury may have occurred can be seen here