The injury that Kevin Ware suffered in Sunday's NCAA regional final between Louisville and Duke was, arguably, the most sickening sight in sports television history.
If you get queasy when watching someone roll an ankle or have a finger popped back into place, do not, I repeat, DO NOT watch this video:
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If you are an under-the-weather puppy that DOES like to watch this type of stuff, with one eye closed at least, then you will want to compare Ware's injury with these disgusting breaks:
The gold standard
The video is grainy and it's tough to tell just how bad he got it, but every sports fan over the age of 40 swears that Joe Theismann breaking his leg against the Giants is the the most gruesome sports injury of all-time. There is breaking your leg and then there is BREAKING your leg like Theismann did that night.
Theismann's name is so synonymous with this type of injury that his tweet Sunday was agreed to be the most relevant tweet of all: "Watching Duke/ Louisville my heart goes out to Kevin Ware."
Your knee isn't supposed to bend like that
The world was watching when University of Miami running back Willis McGahee had his knee bashed in during the 2002 National Championship game. Most in the world wished that ABC never showed the replay 500 times.
Who says wrestling is fake?
WCW was in a ratings war with WWE at the time of this hideous leg injury. Things were so ridiculous at the time that many thought that the injury was just a ploy by WCW to grab more viewers. Nope. It was all too real for Psycho Sid that night.