Edgar Sosa Injury Video: Watch Hoops Star's Gruesome Leg Injury

Brandon GalvinFeatured ColumnistSeptember 5, 2011

Not for the faint of heart.

Turn away if you don’t want to have nightmares, especially if you’re a basketball player.

You have to feel for former University of Louisville point guard Edgar Sosa after watching this horrific injury. I don’t know how long he’s going to be out for, but my prayers are certainly with him that he can rebound and play ball again.

You never want to see somebody go down with an injury and you certainly don’t want to see a man damn near crippled physically and emotionally from it.

Unfortunately, these are the risks every athlete faces every time they perform, amateur or professional, young or old. Everyone who witnessed the injury was clearly affected by its terrible nature as some players were seen crying.

Edgar was a promising star at Louisville and helped advance the Cardinals to the Elite Eight in 2009. He was a quick point guard with stellar ball handling skills. He was a fearless attacker of the basket and was making waves with his overseas play.

Many expected Edgar to soon arrive in the NBA after honing his skills overseas. In 2010, he played for the Detroit Pistons in the NBA’s Summer League, but the overseas market provided an attractive outlet to accelerate his progression.

Sosa was gaining valuable experience and improving his decision-making overseas. It's his quickness and ability to attack the rim that would make him an attractive spark plug for an NBA squad.

Prominent basketball stars have already expressed their concerns via twitter:

“A wounded solider, my prayers are with Edgar Sosa, hoping for a speedy recovery, God please heal over him,” said Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva.

“My hope was Edgar would have NBA opportunities from this. It was just a freak thing w/ 35 secs to go. He’s a wonderful young man & player,” said Kentucky head coach John Calipari.  

Noticias Sin has another video of the saddening injury.

Here’s a still picture courtesy of AllKyHoops.com.

We can only wish Sosa the best and hope he makes a clean recovery from this devastating injury.

Let him know we’re thinking of him and to keep his spirits up on twitter. The New York City native needs us now more than ever to help him recover mentally and physically to get him back on the court.