Middlesbrough were promoted to the Premier League on Saturday following their 1-1 draw with Brighton, but the club’s afternoon was soured a little by Gaston Ramirez’s awful leg injury.
The Uruguay international was stretched off the pitch following the challenge by Dale Stephens, who was shown a straight red card by experienced referee Mike Dean.
Ramirez instantly knew he’d suffered a bad one, but required oxygen after pulling down his sock to reveal the full extent of the damage. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).
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Fortunately for Middlesbrough, they have now secured automatic promotion to the top flight and won’t be requiring Ramirez’s services again this season.
The 25-year-old is currently on loan at the Riverside Stadium from Southampton, who are expected to offload the South American on a permanent transfer if they can find a buyer this summer.
Video: Gaston Ramirez's awful injury
WARNING: Don't watch if you're squeamish...
Middlesbrough back in the Premier League
Middlesbrough have now secured promotion to the Premier League for the fourth time - the joint-highest number of promotions to the top flight of any club.
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