An injury is the worst that could happen to any athlete. Sitting out for a certain number of matches while the rest of your team continues to play on brings the worst feeling in your gut. And yet, it is a risk that comes with the opportunity to spend your life playing the sport that you love so dearly.
On Sunday, Everton F.C. midfielder Andre Gomes faced a horrible leg injury when Tottenham Hotspur Forward Son Heung-min tackled him near the sidelines of Goodison Park.
After immediately being rushed to the hospital and undergoing professional examination, it was declared that the Portugal star had suffered fracture dislocation of his right ankle but was expected to recover completely.
While Gomes underwent surgery on Monday and was spotted exiting the hospital building last night, a video of doctors readjusting his ankle ahead of the operation found its way to the internet and has been blowing people's minds away.
You can see how bad Gomes' injury is as soon as the video begins. The ankle is completely out of its socket and hanging loosely while the player cries out in unimaginable pain.
The doctor tries a couple of times to push the foot back in place while holding his leg at the joint with both his hands but the pain makes Gomes cry out loud once more.
“What are you doing?” asks the helpless footballer before the doctor decides to show some tough love. He holds the joint with one hand and grabs the foot with another and in one smooth motion relocates the ankle back in its spot.
Thankfully, despite the painful injury, for a moment it looks like a normal foot before the video ends.
No matter how strong of a stomach you have, you've got to cringe at least once during the harrowing 21-second footage.
Even after going through an injury like that, the doctors expect the 26-year-old's full recovery as he now begins his journey back to health with The Toffees.
Fans from all over the world are sending best wishes to the brave athlete:November 4, 2019
Really want to wish Andre Gomes a very speedy & as comfortable a recovery as possible.
Off the pitch, I know that he does a lot of good that goes unreported, like surprise hospital visits to children's etc
He's one if the good guys so fingers crossed for him & his family ð¤ð»♥ï¸