Real Salt Lake’s Javier Morales Suffers Stomach-Churning Leg Break (Video)

By Chris Wright

Thought Gareth Bale’s rubber ankle was the worst injury of the weekend? Think again, and spare a thought for Real Salt Lake’s Javier Morales while you’re at it…

(Warning: the following footage is fairly graphic and NOT for the faint of heart)

I told you it was nasty.

Coming just weeks after Seattle Sounders starlet Steve Zakuani busted his leg in twain, Morales (who is also widely considered to be one of the brightest lights that the MLS currently has to offer) suffered a frature-dislocation of the left ankle – tearing several ligaments in the process, and is expected to be out for the next five months as a result.