PICS: Soccer player suffers hideously dislocated knee in Tipperary, teammates help by immediately taking selfie
Warning: This is not for the squeamish.
Sunday marked the first weekend of action of 2017 in the Tipperary Southern and District League and it proved to be a particularly painful return to action for Steve McGrath of Kilsheelan United.
Within the first minute of Kilsheelan’s clash away to Rosegreen, Steve suffered a very-painful looking dislocation of his right knee on what he himself describes as “the finest Irish Sunday League sod”.
Steve sent us in pictures of the injury in the immediate aftermath and readers should be warned that they are not at all pretty.
Obviously, Steve’s teammates were concerned to see him in a state of distress, so much so that they decided the best course of action was to gather around him and smile for a photo while Steve lay prone on the turf.
From left in rear of photograph: "Nuggie" Noonan, Eddie Sweeney and Barry Cloona. The man treating Steve on the ground is Alex Harte.
Steve tells us that the ambulance arrived within 30 minutes of him getting injured and after providing him with some oxygen, they had the knee popped back into place in no time.
Steve will have the knee assessed in hospital on Thursday, but reckons he’s looking at 8-10 weeks on the sidelines, not a bad timeframe considering the shape of his knee in the pictures above.
Good old January football, wha?