If you love sports then you will know that sometimes things don’t always go to plan. It can be very difficult to see someone have their entire season end as the result of one fall, or one tackle, but unfortunately it happens. If you want to find out more about some of the worst injuries that have ever happened, then simply take a look below.
The Buffalo Sabres were up against the St. Louis Blues in 1989 and this is when the goaltender suffered one of the worst injuries to happen in the NHL at the time. A skate blade caught him on his neck and it cut his jugular vein. This sent blood onto the ice and he ended up losing around one-third of his blood. He also ended up having 300 stitches as a result just to close the wound. Amazingly, 11 days later, he was back in the net and he went on to play three more seasons for the team.
The Washington Redskins QB Joe Theismann snapped his leg when he was sacked by Lawrence Taylor. His leg snapped between his knee and his ankle and unfortunately he never played another game again. This happened in 1985.
Paul George, who played for the Indiana Pacers at the time took place in the USA scrimmage for Team USA. He tried to block a shot but unfortunately suffered from a compound leg fracture. This kept him out of the action for the whole of the next season. He reached out to Gordon Hayward after he suffered from his injury to see if he could offer some words of encouragement and this helped him a great deal. Surgeons and healthcare professional such as Dan Mintz, DuPont Medical Group (DMG) have luckily helped to push the industry forward and made injuries like this easier to overcome, when compared to the recovery time from 10 or 20 years ago.
Akil Mitchell who was in the training camp for the Brooklyn Nets suffered a very bad injury in 2017. He was playing for the New Zealand Breakers at the time and he fought for a rebound. He appeared to have contact to his face by another player and then he fell to the floor. His eye had come out of the socket, but he was remarkably able to gain his vision just a month later. He now chooses to wear glasses as he plays to ensure that the same does not happen again.
Kevin Ware who played with the Louisville basketball team had a very bad injury to his leg when he went up to block a shot. This happened in 2013 and he landed badly. He then suffered a compound fracture of his tibia, which was just above the knee. He now plays in the Greek basketball league and this has helped him to regain his strength.
Anderson Silva is a fighter in the UFC. He was trying to deliver a kick to Chris Weidman, but his leg snapped when he was competing in the middleweight bout of 2013. He managed to fracture both his tibia and his fibula. He returned to fighting eventually but he had to have a screw implanted in his leg during the surgery to ensure that it would heal properly.
Samir Ait Said was injured in the 2016 Olympics that took place in Rio. He broke his fibula and his tibia after he landed badly during the vault. He was walking just four days later and he was back competing in a year.
Jeremy Lane for the Seahawks intercepted a pass. Shortly after he was intercepted by Julian Edelman. He broke his left arm when he landed badly but he was able to come back and play all 16 games for Seattle the next year.
This might not have been accidental, but it was certainly gruesome. Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield’s match became known as the bite fight. Tyson chose to bite Holyfield’s ear and then he spat out part of it into the ring. Tyson claims that he did this because Holyfield head-butted him. Tyson, of course, was disqualified and stripped of his license. That hasn’t stopped him from becoming an international sensation though. Ever since then he has gone on to achieve unstoppable fame and this has really helped him to solidify himself as being one of the best and one of the most feared boxers in the industry.