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Belgian Football Player Suffers Horrific Leg Break During Match

Brokenleg

Marcin Waselewski, a defender for the Belgian football club Anderlecht, had his leg broken (and that may be an understatement) by Axel Witsel during a match against Belgian club Standard Liège on Sunday.

This is certainly one of the worst sports injuries I've ever seen (not for the squeamish). He'll be out for a year (at least).

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

(warning: graphic)

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  1. OH MY HELL why did I watch that? It's not like you didn't warn us! Argh. ARGH.

    Posted by: Chris | Sep 1, 2009 10:51:17 AM


  2. Yeah... I'm not going to look at that.

    Posted by: Donovan | Sep 1, 2009 10:51:21 AM


  3. Yet another video I won't watch. Why does this site keep posting horrifying injuries? It's a GAY BLOG. This is sick.

    Posted by: Billy | Sep 1, 2009 11:03:16 AM


  4. Yes these types of injuries are horrific and can send a chill down your spine. But, they're also interesting and reminders that while sports are awesome and help define our culture, they can carry high risk for injury. Keep posting these Andy--it's nice to see you appreciate news beyond just solely GLBT.

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Sep 1, 2009 11:27:38 AM


  5. He's been banned for 11 games. But the defender whose leg he broke will be out for at least 12 months.

    Posted by: crispy | Sep 1, 2009 11:42:21 AM


  6. @Chris: this is not a 'gay blog', it is Andy's blog. He can post whatever he wants. You don't have to read.

    Posted by: Kugel | Sep 1, 2009 1:23:44 PM


  7. I disagree with your statement Marcin Waselewski had his leg broken by Axel Witsel. Waselewski is responsible for breaking his own leg. He slid into Witsel. Witsel is blameless because there was nothing he could have done to avoid the accident.

    Posted by: Joshua | Sep 1, 2009 1:28:53 PM


  8. Joshua, the Belgian Football Association, the Belgian media, and even his own teammates disagree.

    Posted by: crispy | Sep 1, 2009 1:37:45 PM


  9. I had to watch a few times for it to sink in. It look like he has another knee! Thanks for posting.

    Posted by: Andrew | Sep 1, 2009 1:48:48 PM


  10. Oh, come on. That wasn't so bad. But yes, a very bad break.

    It's Andy's blog and he can post what ever the hell he wants. Seriously, stop whining, you babies.

    And seriously, just imagine if CNN and FOX, etc. actually reported and showed what war looks like. The American people would have demanded the Iraq war end immediately from the million times more gruesome images than this one.

    Posted by: Mr. E | Sep 1, 2009 1:53:25 PM


  11. Dude! Ooowwww

    Posted by: Tropico | Sep 1, 2009 1:56:55 PM


  12. who is this billy and why is he such a tool.

    Posted by: jpastor717 | Sep 1, 2009 2:35:50 PM


  13. Seen almost as bad (ever watch a kickboxer's leg break in half, not pretty), but this takes the cake for "worst break I've seen", mainly because it's so unexpected.

    Posted by: DR | Sep 1, 2009 2:43:10 PM


  14. so, did witsel intend to do that to waselewski? wow! when push comes to shove in the real world, i'd like to be able to do that in the nanosecond he did. while i totally appreciate soccer players, i guess i really don't no futbol at all. cue joni mitchell.

    Posted by: nic | Sep 1, 2009 6:57:53 PM


  15. Just stick a Band-Aid on that shit.

    Posted by: Drew | Sep 1, 2009 8:55:05 PM


  16. Did that guy have a bone (two technically) in his lege to begin with? It's not exactly easy to break a shin bone.

    Posted by: Garst | Sep 6, 2009 5:10:56 AM


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