Hope you’re not eating right now because we’re about to cover some of the worst…
Hope you’re not eating right now because we’re about to cover some of the worst sports injuries ever. WARNING: those who are squeamish, look away—these graphic images and stories are not for those with weak stomachs.
Basketball: Allan Ray, 2006
Allan Ray served his college basketball career at Villanova University in Pennsylvania. In 2006, his team made it to the semifinal game of the Big East Tournament. Playing against Pittsburgh, Ray had possession of the ball when Carl Krauser made a grab for it, poking Ray in the eye instead. His eye came out of the socket, naturally shocking everyone within sight. Lucky for Ray, there was only soft tissue damage, as in reality, his eyelid just went behind his eye. You know, because that’s natural. Ray only had to wear goggles for a week before returning to normal play.
Basketball: Kevin Ware, 2013
So getting jabbed in the eye or a little rough-housing is generally expected in basketball; not so much compound fractures. While playing for the University of Louisville in an Elite Eight game versus Duke, Ware tried to block Tyler Thornton from making a three-point shot. However, his landing was off and his leg broke. The horrors don’t end there. His bone fractured in such a way that the bone broke through the skin for the world to see. Not only did Ware make a full recovery and return to basketball later, but Louisville won that game against Duke 85-63.