Video: Carles Puyol’s arm injury is one of the worst we’ve ever seen
If you’re in any way squeamish, we’re warning you to look away now because this isn’t pretty.
We hope you heeded the warning because although sometimes you feel you have to watch this sort of footage, it is always with your hands over your eyes because of the sheer gut-wrenching pain you know was suffered by the victim, who in this case happened to be Barcelona captain Carles Puyol.
Puyol attacked a corner late on in Barca’s 2-0 victory over Benfica in typical swashbuckling style, but having twisted in mid-air, he suffered an awful landing on his left arm and you only need to see Puyol’s own reaction, that of his teammates and the disfigured shape his arm assumed afterwards to get an idea of how bad it was.
Initial reports suggested that Puyol had suffered a dislocated shoulder and will be sidelined for a lengthy period and we can only hope that it’s not too serious and that the Spanish international will be back on the pitch before too long.
If you have the stomach for it, have a look at the incident for yourself in the video above. Ouch.