Have you ever wondered which are the most gruesome injuries suffered during a sports match? We guarantee that the wounds in our list will make you shudder, look away, and perhaps even reconsider your love for sports. Professional sports are hardcore, and so are the injuries players suffer in each brutal match they dare to play. We didn’t include extreme sports or any discipline that includes fighting, just good old-fashioned team sports. The result is more revolting than you can even imagine.
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Now then, prepare yourself for the gruesomeness that is about to ensue. If you’re ready, let’s go ahead and take a look at the revolting countdown and find out which are the most gruesome injuries suffered during a sports match.
6. Mike Cameron and Carlos Beltrán
Injury: Facial fractures and concussions
I can’t decide whether this injury is more gruesome than funny or the other way around. On August 11, 2005, Mike Cameron and Carlos Beltrán, both MLB players for the New York Mets, collided in the air after they both attempted to catch a pop fly. After their head-to-head encounter both players were seriously injured, especially Cameron who suffered several facial fractures. Beltrán got a concussion and had to deal with vertigo for a while. Eventually both of them recovered and were able to play again.
Number six was a frightening event for everyone involved, but five more of the most gruesome injuries suffered during a sports match are coming up, and they’re even worse. Check them out, if you dare.