Sports injuries are the one part of sports that even if you hate the team playing your team, you don't wish injuries on them. I don't want Jeter getting hurt, or A-Rod, or even Kobe or Braylon Edwards.
Well, maybe Braylon.
I kid. Not even him. But injuries to happen in sports.
Los Angeles has some of the worst traffic ever. Not because there are so many actors late for auditions. Not because of some high speed chase with helicopters, (just some of the time).
Most times it's because someone talking on their cell phone crashes into someone putting their make up on or shaving and the rest of the folks on the freeway want to see how gruesome the crash is.
Most say they don't want to look, but they do anyway.
Luckily most of these athletes had full recoveries, some even played again like Shawn Livingston.
Lionel Messi is one of the best soccer players in the world and with all the compilation videos of his feats on the pitch, he's pretty much a legend at age 23.
Unfortunately after what has been described as an "ill-advised" tackle by Atlético Madrid defender Tomáš Ujfaluši, Messi went down a week or so ago.
This is fortunately one of those videos that looks worse than the actual injury. If you look closely it seems like his leg bends a way that it isn't supposed to, but word is that he has only suffered a severe ankle sprain.
Needless to say Messi fans didn't appreciate the tackle.
According to reports to day Messi, the reigning FIFA World Player of the Year, would miss at least the next two matches after suffering ligament damage to his ankle.
Weaver is an All-Pro and considered one of the best blocking fullbacks around. In fact, you wonder if part of Andy Reid wanting to play the more mobile Michael Vick over Kevin Kolb is because Weaver is out with injury, and won' t be there to pick up blitzes.
The good news is that Dr. James Andrews performed the successful surgery on his ACL.
Less than two weeks ago Antonio Valencia, a player for Manchester United broke his left tibia and fibula.
And the poor guy was the first one to notice.
The shock in his eyes is more stunning than the injury.
You know it's bad when the opposing team calls for help.
This was the first time as a kid, I saw grown men cringe.
Again, Lawrence Taylor calls for help frantically.
This, unfortunately for Theismann who had a hell of a career, is one of the first things that comes up when he is googled.
This is for the folks who think pro wrestling doesn't involve real athletes with real injuries.
Incredibly Sid Vicious made it back from the injury to wrestle again.
This injury is legend and well...
Viewer Discretion is advised. Probably not something you want the kids seeing.
This injury makes you appreciate a sport that most folks just watch with passing interest. After checking this out you wonder how this doesn't happen more often, since they get so close to those razor sharp skates.
Fortunately after surgery she recovered.
The worst part of this video is how the announcers are screaming.
Don't get me wrong the injury is horrendous, but these guys yell so loudly it's crazy.
And another part is that you see it coming because it's a fast break play.
Turn your volume up and hear for yourself.
This injury was the reason most people think Anquan Boldin is the toughest player in league, (no offense, Ray Lewis).
Boldin had to undergo surgery for a facial fracture.
As in, Eric Smith's illegal helmet to helmet shot broke his face.
And he was back playing within a few weeks.
Livingston turned me into a Clippers fan when I got to see him play. He was precocious and had the makings of a future star when they drafted him right out of high school.
I'm glad he's playing again.
Still, this was horrible. Hearing him in pain made it worse.
To hear the description from the guys who were there brings this injury home.
And the amount of blood, my goodness.
Hockey players are no joke.