There is little footage of this incident, nor is there much imagery either. This is likely because any videos have been taken down per request of the FA.
Hatem Ben Arfa, on loan to Newcastle from Olympique de Marseille, had only been three months into his tenure before he was brought down with a tackle from Nigel de Jong. It wasn't a dirty tackle, it was actually a fair and pretty good one, which, unfortunately, went sour upon impact.
His left leg suffered a double break, one in his tibia (shin bone) and one in his fibula (calf bone).
Ben Arfa then spent most of his time recuperating back home in Paris, where the injury was nursed at the Clairfontaine Academy.
In November, roughly a month following the incident, the French international underwent surgery to repair complications that were preventing his bones from properly healing.
OM and Newcastle agreed on a fee for Ben Arfa, who was still rehabilitating, in January 2011. He was officially signed on the 5th for an undisclosed amount, but would not be seen on a pitch until half a year later.
Hatem began to train with Newcastle in early April, but his practise was light and was mainly centred around him regaining fitness. Despite his training, he wouldn't play another match for Newcastle in the 2010-11 season.
He continued to recover throughout the summer as he looked forward to starting the new season fresh. On the 15th of July, 2011, the winger returned to action in a friendly against Darlington, and made his Premiership comeback in late September.
The injuries that he took to his leg are incredibly dangerous, and Hatem is lucky to still be an active player.
Similar breaks have cut careers short, and the most brutal example of this is over the next slide.
Be cautioned, though, even some of the toughest players couldn't hold their lunch.