Union’s Marcelo Sarmiento Suffers Gruesome Broken Leg vs Newell’s Old Boys (Video)

Chris Wright

8th, November 2011


By Chris Wright

In which Marcelo Sarmiento of Union de Santa Fe (Southampton fans may recognise the name, Sarmiento briefly didn’t play for Saints back in 2006) goes in for a challenge with Newells Old Boy’s Fabian Munoz, only to look down and find his foot pointing in what can only be described as ‘the wrong direction’ if you’ll excuse the medical jargon.

Warning: This one is not for the faint-hearted…

Sarmiento splintered both is tibia and fibula and is now expected to miss at least the next six months. Even so, it was he that had to console a ‘heart-broken’ Munoz after the game:

“[Munoz] came to the locker room while I was being treated. He was heartbroken, he could not stop crying as he tried to apologise to me. It was then that I realised [the tackle] was not intentional.”

“It was stupid, but I know it was not intended to hurt me. I understood and I reassured him too.”

How lovely. What a chief.

Video: 101GG