Soccer players need to do something to better protect themselves from injuries to the groin area. With football we’re always talking about concussions and head injuries which are disturbing enough, but nothing makes people cringe quite like an injury to the man region. Last week we showed you a hilarious headline about a soccer player who had ruptured his testicle. This week, Gillingham’s Chris Whelpdale suffered a torn scrotum. Deadspin shared some pretty entertaining quotes about the injury with us.
“The tackle on Chris Whelpdale, he’s probably going to have to have five stitches in his testicles believe it or not, it’s ripped his testicles open,” Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler said. “It’s absolutely disgusting, it was a shocking challenge for me and worthy of a red card.
“I’m not making that up, we’ve seen it in there. It’s an horrific injury and it’ll be pretty sure and I’m sure his wife won’t be too happy about that tonight either!”
It may not sound as bad as getting gored in the scrotum by a bull, but that can’t be fun. Our thoughts and prayers are with Whelpdale and his boys. We wish them all a full and speedy recovery.
H/T to Gillingham FC’s team website.