Top 10 Horrific Sports Injuries

English CC by Charles Baluyot Rebeca: Sometimes athlete push their bodies a little too far Welcome to WatchMojocom, and today we're counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Horrific Sports Injuries" For this list, we're looking at the most horrific and cringe-worthy injuries suffered by athletes However, we're not including injuries resulting in death, nor are we including those injuries suffered as the result of malicious intent

As we already have those covered in our "Top 10 Unsportsmanlike Moments in Pro Sports" video Some of these injuries are extremely graphic so, viewer discretion is advised Hockey players are some of the most fearless athletes out there On January 29th, 2000, Montreal Canadiens forward Trent McCleary proved it, by dropping to the ice to block a slap shot from Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Therrien The puck hit McCleary in his throat from only a few feet away however, fracturing his larynx and causing a collapsed lung

McClearly was minutes away from dying on the ice, but the medical staff at the Montreal arena was able to partially open his airway And he was rushed to hospital for an emergency tracheotomy so time sensitive, McCleary was still in his skates during the procedure

But the operation saved his life Anderson "The Spider" Silva, currently holds the Ultimate Fighting Championship streak, for longest title defense with 16 consecutive wins This streak ended with a defeat at the hands of Chris Weidman however, in July of 2013 A rematch between the two fighters was held on December 28th, 2013, but this fight when even worse for Silva In the second round, Weidman checked one of Silva's leg kicks, which resulted in a horrific break for the Brazilian fighter

Silvia's foot literally wrapped around Weidman's leg Silva would rally however, and defeat Nick Diaz in UFC 183 in his return Although that win was tainted by charges of drug use The lack of physical contact makes baseball one of the "safer sports," but the injury suffered by Montreal Expos outfielder Moisés Alou was truly horrific Playing at St

Louis Busch Stadium on September 16th, 1993, Alou shot a ball into left field, and subsequently took a wide turn while rounding a base As he attempted to stop and retreat to the bag (base), his ankle snapped, and looked as though it had been turned 90° degrees, even an umpire seeing exactly what we saw couldn't look Alou had to be carried off the field, and missed the rest of the 1993 season Wrestling is supposed to be scripted and choreographed, but we have a hard time believing this injury to Sid Vicious was planned On January 14th, 2001, facing pressure from World Championship Wrestling management to expand his repertoire of moves

Vicious attempted an aerial maneuver on Scott Steiner, called "The Big Boot," from the second turnbuckle He landed awkwardly on his left leg however, snapping both his tibia and fibula With the bones breaking through the skin, Vicious needed two hours of surgery and a 17 inch rod in his leg, and required a cane to walk for a while afterwards Amazingly, he eventually stepped back into the ring, returning to the WWE in 2012 It's one thing when a professional athlete suffers a horrible injury, but it's truly tragic when it happens, at the college level to young athletes who are not even earning any money

On March 31st 2013, Louisville Cardinals guard Kevin Ware, suffered one of the most gruesome injuries you will ever see in an Elite Eight game, against the Duke Blue Devils Ware attempted to block a three-point shot, but when he landed, he snapped his tibia, which resulted in the bone protruding out of his shin The players on the bench and fans in the first few rows were visibly shaken, after seeing the extent of the injury, as was the entire internet when the clip went viral Some people have the worst luck, and while Djibril Cissé is a football star We still say, he has some bad luck, as he broke both of his legs in the span of less than two years The first incident came on October 30th, 2004, while he was playing for Liverpool When Cissé boot got caught in the turf, snapping the tibia and fibula in his left leg An injury that was supposedly so serious

the athlete easily could have lost his leg below the knee Then, while playing for France in a warm-up game against China on June 7th, 2006, Cissé's right boot got caught in the turf once again, resulting in another nasty broken leg Amazingly, Cissé recovered from both injuries, and scored more than 50 goals over two seasons from 2009 to 2011

Returning to college sports once again, Willis McGahee was one of the most important players on the 2002 Miami Hurricanes team, that finished the season ranked No1 in the polls In the 2003 Fiesta Bowl National Championship game against Ohio State, the Hurricanes found themselves down 17 to 14 in the fourth quarter McGahee caught a screen pass, but was immediately hit low by Ohio safety Will Allen McGahee's knee bent backwards, resulting in ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), PCL (posterior cruciate ligament), and MCL (medial collateral ligament) tears

To end this entry on a positive note, after a long rehabilitation process McGahee he eventually made the NFL and had a successful career Washington Redskins QB (quaterback) Joe Theismann had successful NFL career, that saw him win one Super Bowl

However, he may be best remembered for suffering through what was labeled by the Washington Post, as "The Hit That No One Who Saw It Can Ever Forget" And the resulting injury that ended his career, on November 18th, 1985 Dropping back to pass in a Monday night football game against the rival New York Giants, Theismann was hit by Lawrence Taylor, with Gary Reasons and Harry Carson also piling on Taylor's knee hit Theismann with such force, that it snapped his tibia and fibula You know it's bad, when the opposing players are desperately calling for medical assistance, and it was bad, Theismann was forced to retire at the age of 36

Considering how sharp hockey players keep their skates, it's remarkable we don't see more serious lacerations Florida Panthers forward Richards Zednik suffered a horrific injury in 2008, when his throat was accidentally cut by a teammate skate, but nothing compares to Clint Malarchuk The goaltender for the Buffalo Sabres, Malarchuk and his team were facing the St Louis Blues on March 22nd, 1989 When the goalies carotid artery was severed by a skate blade in a collision in the crease

Though Malarchuk had already requested a priest, his life was miraculously saved by the team's athletic trainer, a Vietnam vet and a former Army medic, who pinched off the blood vessel until doctors arrived In total, Malarchuk lost 15 liters of blood, and required 300 stitches Before we unveil our number one pick, here are some honorable mentions It's been said, that rugby is a hooligan sport played by gentlemen, and rugby players arguably put their bodies on the line more than any other athlete

Unfortunately, for rugby league player Alex McKinnon this resulted in a life-changing injury Playing for the Newcastle Knights in 2014, McKinnon was involved in a dangerous play, when he was tackled by Melbourne Storm forward Jordan McClain, and his head was driven hard into the ground

The collision fractured two of McKinnon's vertebrae, paralyzing him on the spot, in one of the scariest scenes ever in a sporting event Remarkably, McKinnon was able to stand up after just 10 months of rehab, and, still believes he will one day be able to walk again Do you agree with our list? Which sports injury do you think with the worst? For more exciting "Top 10's" published everyday, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojocom

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