Kyle Long suffered an ankle injury in the Chicago Bears’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two weeks ago, and the offensive lineman will finally be going for surgery on his leg.
Long, who is on injured reserve, shared this photo of his leg via Twitter Sunday. In his tweet, he also noted that he will have the surgery Monday:
Getting this thing fixed tomorrow pic.twitter.com/gjG3b4xhYK
— Kyle (@Ky1eLong) November 28, 2016
It’s unclear when the photo was taken, but his ankle was all swollen and there was tremendous discoloration. Of course, it was known since the injury was suffered that it was pretty serious, but when you see a photo like that, it certainly is eye-opening.
The Chicago Tribune reported last week that the surgery on Long’s ankle to repair a tendon was considered minor. After the ankle procedure, the right guard will undergo surgery on his shoulder. He is expected to be ready in time for training camp.
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San Diego Chargers running back Branden Oliver will miss the entire 2016 season after he suffered a torn Achilles in a preseason game over the weekend. Unfortunately, cameras captured the injury in great, great detail.
If you’re squeamish and have no interest in seeing the exact moment Oliver’s Achilles popped, this is probably a good place to stop. The rest of you sickos can watch the video below:
You can actually see Branden Oliver's Achilles Pop. Be careful watching this https://t.co/KsxmCNRj0p
— The Football Bible™ (@TheFBBible) August 28, 2016
You don’t need an MRI to diagnose that one.
We’ve shown you plenty of nasty injuries over the years, and many of them have occurred on the football field. Oliver’s torn Achilles is right up there with some of the worst.
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Cris Cyborg Justino posted a photo on Sunday that shows the gruesome damage her ex-husband Evangelista Santos suffered in a loss at Bellator 158 on Saturday.
Bellator 158 took place in London, with Santos losing to Michael Page in the second round of their main card bout via flying knee. Santos went down in pain immediately, and now it’s clear why.
Santos suffered a fractured skull in the loss. You can visibly see the front of his skull above his eyes with a major dent in the photo shared by Cris.
In her post, Cris Cyborg Justino said Evangelista has not had surgery yet because doctors are concerned about swelling in his brain. She also says they are planning to set up a GoFund Me.
“Fight fans Please say a prayer for my Ex husband Cyborg Santos,” Cris Justino wrote on Instagram. “Many of you watched him fight on Spike TV this weekend when he suffered this injury while fighting in London. Cyborg is still in the hospital in the UK, and they are not sure when he will be able to fly again. He has not had surgery yet and their is worry the brain can continue to swell causing more damage. @bellatormma is suppose to be responsible for all medical procedures needed to fix this injury from the fight, however Cyborg is going to be unable to work for sometime and we will be putting together a #gofundme for Fight fans wishing To sponsor him And his Family at this difficult time. Thank you God for your protecion, The dr said this very Easily could have been life threatening. Please show your support for the fighters and share.”
Santos fell to 21-18 with the loss, but all anyone cares about with him right now is his health.
Gruesome photo below.
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WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins suffered a serious knee injury during an event in Ireland Thursday night, and he is expected to be out for several months.
Jonathan Coachman of ESPN reports that Rollins suffered a torn ACL and MCL during a match against Kane. Rollins’ knee appeared to buckle awkwardly underneath him as he was attempting to pull Kane off the corner turnbuckle.
— DroidStar Electronic (@DroidStar_com) November 4, 2015
— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachESPN) November 5, 2015
Rollins continued to hobble around afterword and somehow was able to finish the match, defeating Kane after powerbombing him through a table.
— JOE.ie (@JOEdotie) November 4, 2015
It quickly became clear that the injury was serious when he needed help returning to the locker room. The WWE is planning to hold a tournament at Survivor Series to crown a new champion during Rollins’ lengthy absence.
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Lindsey Vonn broke her ankle during a training run last week in New Zealand. She described the incident as a “small fracture” when first making the announcement on Facebook, but Vonn has proven that a small break can leave a nasty mark.
On Monday morning, the U.S. Olympic skier shared a photo of her bruised and swollen ankle on Twitter.
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) August 17, 2015
We know one PGA golfer who probably has an idea of how Vonn feels right about now. No, it’s not Lindsey’s ex-boyfriend.
No timetable has been set for Vonn’s return to skiing, but you don’t need a doctor to tell you to avoid physical activity when your ankle is that color and that size.
Rory McIlroy is inching closer to his return from an ankle injury he suffered a month ago. On Thursday, the world No. 1 golfer gave us a glimpse of how nasty the injury was and how far he has come in his recovery.
According to McIlroy’s description on Instagram, the photo you see above on the left was his ankle immediately after he tore a ligament while playing soccer with some friends. The photo on the right was taken a week later.
When you consider the baseball-sized swelling, it’s impressive that McIlroy is back to swinging clubs and might play in the PGA Championship next week.
We have certainly seen more disgusting ankle injuries in past years, but that was no joke. Hopefully McIlroy is back to full strength soon. Golf is more exciting when he’s part of the field.
Boston Celtics point guard Marcus Smart left Thursday night’s Summer League game against the Portland Trail Blazers after suffering a gruesome hand injury.
Smart fell awkwardly while fighting for a rebound and immediately began screaming in pain. The photo below is not for the squeamish, as it shows a couple of Smart’s fingers pointing in directions they should not be pointing.
Fortunately, the Celtics are reportedly confident Smart did not suffer any type of break or fracture and that he “should be okay.” The 21-year-old provided an update on Twitter early Friday morning.
Thanks to everyone for the prayers thanks to the staff for all that they did to help just a minor set back for major comeback
— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) July 17, 2015
Unlike the disgusting finger injury we showed you earlier in the week, the situation with Smart was very real. Hopefully he is able to make a speedy recovery.