Ran across this image on the web site of Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, and since it makes me cringe, it must be worth sharing.
Midfielder Fabijan Cipot, right after being tackled.
I hope he’ll make a full recovery.
And yes, soccer is statistically speaking one of the most dangerous sports to play.
Here’s a translation of the article’s lede:
Fabijan Cipot, 28, hoped to play his way to a contract with Norwegian [soccer] club Brann. Instead, his career may be over after a dirty tackle during a friendship game against Birmingham. "It’s the worst thing I’ve seen in my entire career," says Brann midfielder Paul Scharner to [Norwegian newspaper] _Verldens Gang_.
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