Mexican soccer star Giovani dos Santos suffered a gruesome gash in his right leg during a match in Liga MX on Saturday.
Dos Santos, who currently plays for Club America, had a chunk of his knee taken out and suffered a right quadriceps injury after he was tackled by Chivas Guadalajara’s Antonio Briseno.
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Briseno tried to win the 50-50 ball and went in for a studs-up challenge. He ended up clipping dos Santos, which ended with the forward writhing in pain.
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The former Tottenham and Barcelona star had blood gushing from his leg and was carted off the pitch in tears.
Dos Santos later tweeted a picture from a hospital bed with two thumbs up. He thanked fans for the well wishes and vowed to come back “soon and stronger.”
Club America ended up winning the match 4-1.
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The club said dos Santos is expected to miss about six weeks.