Is soccer the most gnarly sport in the world or something? Europeans would certainly argue that that is the case, but until recently I was more inclined to associated diving and dancing with soccer than toughness. While the NFL becomes increasingly concerned with head shots, MLS may want to take a look at limbs that are snapping like tree branches. There’s probably nothing they can do about it, but they might want to at least “look at it.” Two weeks ago we showed you Steve Zakuani’s nasty leg break. Now, have a look at the Javier Morales leg injury video:
Sure, injuries happen all the time in every sport. But I don’t think I have ever seen bones snap more cleanly than they do during a soccer match. A snapped ankle is probably better for your long-term health than a concussion, but the former certainly is tougher to look at.