Injuries in sport are absolutely brutal, ruining the seasons of star players and potentially even ending careers.
One player who is out for the year is Chicago Bears offensive tackle Kyle Long, who suffered damage to his ankle ligaments when the Bears took on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in week 10.
The 27-year-old is having surgery very soon, but decided to share his war wounds on social media with everyone before he went under the knife.
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Here is the gruesome picture of Long's ankle. It is a horrific mass of inflammation and the worst bruising this writer has ever seen.
That is what happens when a 231-pound NFL fullback rolls up on your ankle. It turns into something out of a sportsman's horror film.
I'm not a doctor, but human ankles are not supposed to look like that, even I can tell you that.
This isn't even the only operation that Long will be undergoing. After the ankle procedure, he's scheduled to undergo surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. His season is definitely over.