WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Sporting injuries

Not for the squeamish: What being 'out injured' really means.

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Sporting injuries

Following Derval O'Rourke's post-surgery tweet last week we thought we would bring you a gallery of different kinds of injuries experienced in some types of sports.

ATHLETICS

Derval O'Rourke tweeted a picture of surgery she underwent to relieve an achilles injury. The injury resulted in her missing out on the National Track and Field Championships.

GAA

Cork hurler Paudie O'Sullivan landed awkwardly in a local championship game back in April and suffered a broken tibia and fibula.

He was subsequently ruled out for the rest of the season and although he is back training with the rebels, there is only a slight chance he will make an appearance in the All-Ireland final clash with Clare.

SOCCER

Last year Wayne Rooney gashed his right thigh during a match with Fulham.

The 26-year-old was at the receiving end of the studs on the boot of Fulham's Hugo Rodallega.

Pic: Bulawayo24

Kris Commons brought a new meaning to the term 'dead-leg' after Celtic reached the Champions League knockout stage in 2012.

BOXING

Some of the rather gruesome injuries are more evident in boxing.

1997 a year ear-marked (excuse the pun) by Mike Tyson's disqualification for biting at the end of the 3rd round of his WBA Heavyweight Championship against Evander Holyfield.

Holyfield's ear was left with a chunk taken out of it.

And for those of you who want to see it:

In 2005 when Antonio Margarito took on Sebastian Lujan in the ring a similar incident occurred.

Pic: bleacherreport.com

Unless you want to watch the whole fight go to the last four minutes of the clip to see the incident.

CYCLING

It's as easy as riding a bike … No it's not!

In 2011 a driver forced Dutch cyclist Johnny Hoogerland off the road during stage nine of Tour de France.

Hoogerland landed in a barbed wire fence which resulted in serious injuries to his body.

Footage of the incident here:

RUGBY

This was the aftermath of a match between the New South Wales Waratahs and the British and Irish Lions for Ronan O'Gara back in 2001. McRae was sent off for punching Rodge 11 times while he was on the ground, resulting in eight stitches to his eye.

Viewer discretion:The incident caught on camera around 40 seconds into the clip. At Approx 2.30 the clip shows Rodge getting injections and stitches into the eye.

Don't worry, McRae received a seven week suspension. (Although it was the Australian off season)

The disciplinary panel stated, "This was a very serious incident, a repeated striking of a player on the ground who was in no real position to defend himself."

Pic: Sportsfile

Above Leinster's Gordon D'Arcy is attended to after picking up an eye injury during a Celtic League Play-Off, Leinster v Glasgow

BASEBALL

Last year baseball player Chipper Jones bruised his ankle when the ball ricocheted off his left calf.

It might not sound that bad but the bruise stretched about five inches in diameter and he required an X-ray and MRI.

BASKETBALL

Back in 2011 the Dominican Republic men’s basketball squad was dealt a blow when their star player landed awkward on his leg during a game.

The break in Edgar Sosa's was so brutal it's visible through his socks.

Pic: YouTube Tricolor dos Pampas

If you haven't eaten you can watch it happen here:

ICE HOCKEY

Taylor Hall was without his helmet during a warm up session back in 2012.

The Edmonton Oilers forward took a skate blade to the forehead after he fell on the rink.

Although his team mate desperately struggled to avoid him, he didn't lift his leg high enough. Unfortunately he ended up clipping Hall's forehead with the blade of his skate.

If you have read and watched all the content so far you will want to see this, otherwise you might want to give it a skip.

We hear it on the radio or on TV all the time. So and so is 'out for six weeks with an injury' or 'sustained an eye injury' etc.

Now we know what it really means when sports pundits tell us one of our sporting favourites is 'out with an injury' or 'playing injured'.

This sports presenter certainly feels their pain.

Sports producer for Cork' s RedFM Joe Harrington tweeted an injury he sustained … We can presume when he's telling listeners someone is "out injured" he emphasises it!

Now that you have reached the end (and well done for doing that) we have to ask:

What is more shocking: This or Miley Cyrus' #twerking at the MTV VMAs? (Apologies I couldn't help myself).

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