Injuries are part and parcel of playing football in the NFL, but when they becoming life-threatening problems it can be quite scary.
That is exactly the type of situation Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore was in when he was nearly forced to have his leg amputated last November, after it was revealed that he was a actor compartment syndrome sufferer.
This rare condition left him with a 13-inch scar and wounds deeper than that, and Rahim has talked about those experiences in an article by theMMQB.com.
The Broncos were forced to place him on the injured reserve last season in November, and Moore has explained how close he was to losing his leg.
"All of a sudden, my leg just got weak," Moore said. "I felt like I had about 30 Band-Aids on my knee, and there was no feeling down my leg.
"I started to tear up, and I was like, What's going on?" He said to doctors, "You are not cutting my leg off. That's not happening."
Moore had felt pain of an intense nature in his leg just after the Broncos played the Chiefs in Week 11. He went to hospital swiftly and he was put into surgery straightaway on the Monday morning, and it's said had he waited just a few more hours, he would have needed his leg to be amputated.
“I didn't know if I would ever walk again," Moore said. “I didn't know if I would ever be the Rahim that I know I can be," he added.
Thankfully, Moore can be the man and football player he was once, again.