Getafe Defender Alexis Ruano Suffers Unfortunate Testicle Injury

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 17, 2014

GETAFE, SPAIN - JANUARY 16: Dani Alves of FC Barcelona (L) competes for the ball with Alexis Ruano (R) of Getafe CF during the Copa del Rey Round of 8 second leg match between Getafe CF and FC Barcelona at Coliseum Alfonso Perez on January 16, 2014 in Getafe, Spain.  (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Men of the could be worse. Just ask Getafe defender Alexis Ruano. 

Getafe as a whole had a rough night during their Copa del Rey match with Barcelona on Thursday. Lionel Messi tore them to pieces and their lights went out to compound a 6-0 defeat on aggregate. 

But for Ruano, he added injury to injury in, perhaps, the worst place possible. 

According to beIN Sports, Ruano suffered broken veins in his testicles during the match. He was substituted off the pitch in the 36th minute. 

The gut-wrenching imagery also was confirmed by Getafe manager Luis Garcia, who, according to the same report, described it as such: 

"Alexis has a testicle like this," he told reporters while gesturing the size of a handball with his hands. "Some veins were broken. It's nothing serious. When I entered the changing room, I was scared, but it's not serious. I've never seen anything like it." 

Men will scoff at Garcia's it's-nothing-serious assessment, but at least he's optimistic about his defender's well-being.