The beautiful game can, at times, be not so beautiful.
Player injuries are so common and so frequent that we often become immune to just how serious they can be—that is, until we witness a truly gruesome injury.
And whilst they aren't at all pleasant (particularly if you're just sitting down to dinner), often a gruesome injury will stick in our minds for several weeks after the incident.
Read on to see the 10 most gruesome injuries in the history of world football. Oh, and obviously if you're not a fan of seeing gross stuff, maybe just read the headings.