Week 17 is normally a winding down session for a lot of teams, with big sides resting some key players as they look ahead to the playoffs while other players on lesser teams may already be dreaming of beaches and holidays.
Nobody wants to get seriously injured in the last game of the season, but that's exactly what happened to Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Jorvorskie Lane.
The Bucs fullback will be spending the entire offseason rehabbing and recovering from surgery after suffering a sickening leg break on Sunday.
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Lane broke his leg in the first quarter of yesterday's game after his Tampa Bay teammate, offensive lineman Joe Hawley, fell on it while Lane was blocking Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis.
You can check out a video of the incident below, but be warned, it is very graphic.
Both teams gathered around Lane in a show of solidarity for their fallen comrade, who was carted off the field with an air brace around his leg.
Several players from both sides were badly shaken up by the injury, with Lane's screams of agony echoing out from the ground. The aforementioned Davis said he heard Lane's bone snap and walked away with his head in his hands, before dropping down on one knee.
Let's hope that Lane can make a full recovery from the injury and that we see him back out on the gridiron next season.