November 01, 2004

Cisse suffers horrible broken Leg: Liverpool's Djibril Cisse broke his tibia and fibula on Saturday morning at Blackburn. It seems like that ground is cursed for the Reds, with Jamie Carragher breaking his leg and Milan Baros breaking an ankle there last year.
Warning: the link includes a picture which is almost of Joe Theisman horror.

posted by sauril to soccer at 02:42 PM - 42 comments

I watched this game on Saturday, and felt sick after watching this happen.

posted by sauril at 02:43 PM on November 01, 2004

That pic is sick. DAMN.

posted by worldcup2002 at 02:46 PM on November 01, 2004

That double jointed shin pic was a mature situation. So he got kicked in the leg hard enough to break his leg? I take back any bad thing I've said about Soccer/Football, its gruesome.

posted by chris2sy at 03:05 PM on November 01, 2004

I don't know if he got kicked (I didn't watch the game). But grounds at this time of the year may be especially amenable to getting your foot stuck in and twisted to breaking point. My guess is Cisse's foot got stuck in a bad position, and the Rovers defender added his weight unintentionally as they both fell (he could've made contact with Cisse's body, without actually touching the leg). Someone who watched the game care to add details? Sauril?

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:08 PM on November 01, 2004

I saw the game but missed the original action and then they never fucking replayed it! Henrik Larsson had the same thing happen to about gruesome. There was a video all over the internet about it a few years back. My god..i was physically ill when i saw it. I will let you all get physically ill as well when i find it and post it here.

posted by StarFucker at 03:26 PM on November 01, 2004

No, one is enough. I'm eating chili verde, black beans and rice right now, and I don't want to see it coming back up.

posted by worldcup2002 at 03:29 PM on November 01, 2004

Here's a pic to get you started. Oh man, thats exactly what happened to a guy on the opposing team when i played 10 years ago. Good god, i heard the snap 35 yards away. Walking up to him and seeing his shin bent at a right was frightening. The kid didn't get up, just laid there asking if he was going to be okay. I remember telling him that he'll be fine as soon as the ambulance gets here. We didn't let him look at his leg after that. Just had to hold him down so he wouldn't go into shock i guess, at least thats what the coach said.

posted by StarFucker at 03:33 PM on November 01, 2004

Ugh, it's like he has an extra knee. Here's hoping it's not career ending.

posted by Ufez Jones at 04:06 PM on November 01, 2004

Well i can't find the video...

posted by StarFucker at 04:10 PM on November 01, 2004

Watching the game, seeing Cisse screaming in pain, I knew it was bad. Of course the referee was such a djork he didn't even call a fould much less award a penalty kick. If RVN can get a three game ban for his minor scraping on Cole, why isn't Rafa screaming for a similar ban in this instance?

posted by billsaysthis at 07:16 PM on November 01, 2004

That easily ranks up with Theisman. YEESH! That's grim...

posted by Drood at 07:59 PM on November 01, 2004

Just saw it... Well, it didn't really look like a foul. The defender was close, but it was the same thing with Larsson. They were running together and Cisse planted his leg down at the same time the defender planted his in the back of Cisse's leg. It wasn't intentional and it didin't look like a foul. And now that i saw it, i wish i hadn't. I hope that never happens to me. Indoor starts Wednesday.

posted by StarFucker at 09:29 PM on November 01, 2004

I was watching in the UK when Theisman's leg got snapped (was it by Taylor?). I felt sick every one of the seventeen times I then watched it replayed. There was that fella Boost got done a few years ago in the Premiership. That one was so bad that Peter's Michael actually vomitted as he stood looking at it. You know you're in trouble when the folk around you start thowing back their lunch. I feel slightly guilty about Cissť. He did something stupid in a game recently and I bellowed at the screen that he needed to get dropped or seriously injured some time soon. I didn't mean it though. He could have just started playing better. Sorry, Deborah's ill.

posted by JJ at 04:05 AM on November 02, 2004

Dreadful. I sincerely hope this isn't a career ender for him.

posted by Joey Michaels at 04:56 AM on November 02, 2004

It looked accidental to me. The Blackburn player involved was Jay McEveley who if memory serves me right spent a year out after breaking a leg himself. I doubt he intended this to happen.

posted by squealy at 05:17 AM on November 02, 2004

You know, I'm no ortho, but if Hermann Maier can win a World Cup after what happened to his leg, I don't know why this guy couldn't play again. It sure looks gruesome, but the fact is, nobody ever died of a tib-fib fracture -- and appalling as it looks, the consequences are probably much less than a bad knee injury. (the other World Cup, folks...)

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:07 AM on November 02, 2004

"There was that fella Boost got done a few years ago in the Premiership" [Warning : Picture possibly Not Safe for Lunch] David Busst, (for it is he), went through a large number of operations on his leg (17, it says in the (old), linked article), and managed Solihull Borough for while. I think he's some sort of football in the community officer for Coventry now. Regardless, he never played again.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:37 AM on November 02, 2004

HOLY SHIT BISMARCK! I mean, i had seen that before but god damn! I just got done tellin' ya all that i start my indoor season tomorrow and now i'm all freaked out.

posted by StarFucker at 08:44 AM on November 02, 2004

(the other World Cup, folks...) And there was me thinking the Hermanator was about to come a top notch trivia quiz question! Along the same lines - can anyone name the only person to have played in both the soccer and cricket World Cups?

posted by JJ at 09:19 AM on November 02, 2004

I got kicked hard enough to break my leg, playing football. The pain was bad, but "Gas and air" is teh fluff. I wanted to take the bottle home with me.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 09:20 AM on November 02, 2004

I wanted to take the bottle home with me. You'd never leave the house.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:09 AM on November 02, 2004

Sorry I took so long to come back to this thread. From what I remember seeing, I thought that it was a foul, but definitely not deliberate. Their legs got tangled, and they both went down. It's something that happens 20 times a game, and no one is the worse for wear. Tugay's near-castration of Baros, on the other hand...

posted by sauril at 10:36 AM on November 02, 2004

Heh heh, i remember that too sauril. Tugay was lucky he didn't get sent off, he made like 3-4 fouls like that in a row. Baros looks damn good though doesn't he? I just don't think him and Pongolle are going to be enough for Liverpool. Maybe play Kewell up front with Baros? That would be do-able i think.

posted by StarFucker at 10:56 AM on November 02, 2004

He is starting to look better. My big complaint about him, though, is that when he goes on a run, his head is always down, and he'll try to beat 3 people instead of laying the ball off. He's getting better, though. Flo-Po's still injured too, so I imagine that Garcia or Kewell will be playing behind Baros for the near future. Kewell looked dangerous against Blackburn.

posted by sauril at 11:15 AM on November 02, 2004

I like that he tries to beat people...he's the only one that does. Kewell used to do it all the time at Leeds, now he doesn't try as much and when he does he isn't very successful. I don't know what happened to him since he came to Liverpool but he is half the player he used to be.

posted by StarFucker at 11:55 AM on November 02, 2004

I like that too, and his finish on his goal on Saturday was excellent. I don't know what happened to Kewell, either. He just seems short of confidence and off form. He's trying, so maybe a few games will get him going again. Josemi still sucks, though.

posted by sauril at 12:26 PM on November 02, 2004

Josemi hasn't bothered me too much yet. I still prefer him to Carragher. I don't think there is anyone i wouldn't prefer over Carragher...except for maybe Cygan. He looked pretty awful for Arsenal this weekend.

posted by StarFucker at 12:29 PM on November 02, 2004

Wow. Liverpool love-fest. Mmmmmmm. We'll never walk alone.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:58 PM on November 02, 2004

SF: Apparantly Cygan just plonked a header into his own net to tie up the CL game against Panathanaikos... After watching Josemi play 2 games, I'd much rather see Carragher than him anywhere near the pitch.

posted by sauril at 04:08 PM on November 02, 2004

The Barca-Milan match was pretty decent watching, especially since Milan sat back in defense all afternoon (catennacio?). Loved the Ronaldhino blister into the top left of the net late to win, for sure.

posted by billsaysthis at 05:58 PM on November 02, 2004

OK OK OK, I'll tell you the answer since you're all so keen to know. It was Viv Richards, who played World Cup football for Antigua and World Cup cricket for the West Indies. By the way - how come you people didn't realise there was chimp running your country? How have you managed to vote the lunatic back in?

posted by JJ at 03:46 AM on November 03, 2004

I think it's a bit like the Thatcher Years (shudder) in the UK JJ.

posted by squealy at 04:49 AM on November 03, 2004

It's freaky. The guy lied his pants off for four years, then ran a campaign based on "Who do you trust?"... and won! Not to derail the thread (but to hell with it, I can't get to join MeFi to say all this where I should!), but how is it possible to like him? And even if you do like him - and I'm willing to concede that he might be a very personable man - how could you want him to run the world? As for the Thatcher years - at least Mags was just stark staring mad rather than stark staring mad and stupid! Anyway *deep breath* none of this is going to bring back Djibril's fibula. Sorry.

posted by JJ at 07:38 AM on November 03, 2004

JJ, can you get me a job overseas? I need to get out of here!!

posted by StarFucker at 08:57 AM on November 03, 2004


posted by StarFucker at 08:58 AM on November 03, 2004

You could play up front for Liverpool.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:08 AM on November 03, 2004

Fooker for Liverpool! Rock the vote!

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:33 PM on November 03, 2004

I'm gonna be playing up front tonight... Man, i haven't played since April...i'm fooked!

posted by StarFucker at 12:54 PM on November 03, 2004

JJ: Baa baaa baa went the sheep. The TVsters are all saying the exit poll responders went ga-ga over the values thing, which is even funnier to me.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:26 PM on November 03, 2004

SF: if you know anything about tyres (in fact, if you're just willing to refer to them as tyres rather than tires) I can give you a job right now. That said - there is an opening up front at Liverpool that might be a tastier prospect than becoming a rubber analyst. Best quote on the news last night from some random man in the street in Ohio when asked how he felt about Bush's victory: "I'm moving to New Zealand. I'm not kidding. You wanna come? You're kinda cute..."

posted by JJ at 02:40 AM on November 04, 2004

I know about tyres... I drive on them everyday...and once in a while i add air to them. Oh, and i speak English...can i have the job?

posted by StarFucker at 10:36 AM on November 04, 2004

Rubber analyst. Hmmm.

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:22 PM on November 04, 2004

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