Gruesome leg breaks are becoming more and more common in professional football.
Whether it's a case of poor protection or pure bad luck is unknown but players are growing increasingly susceptible to bad - and potentially career-ending - injuries.
Luke Shaw and Demba Ba are the most recent examples of players who have suffered leg breaks from poorly timed challenges, with the latter still recovering since falling victim to the heart-breaking injury in mid-July.
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Other notable casualties include ex-Arsenal striker Eduardo, Djibril Cisse and Alan Smith.
Borussia Dortmund youngster Dario Scuderi has now joined that list - and the pictures of his leg break are really quite horrific.
Playing against Legia Warsaw in the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday night, the 18-year-old was involved in an awkward clash that saw his leg bend unnaturally at the knee.
See below for a collection of images, but be warned, they're not for the faint-hearted.
And here's a video - albeit a poor quality one - of his injury.
Scuderi, an Italy Under-19 international, plays at right-back for Dortmund and joined the Bundesliga outfit in July last year.
Capable of also playing at right-back and on either wing, the youngster has a bright future ahead of him and is highly-rated at the Westfalenstadion.
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