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LOOK: 10 shocking sports injuries

Allan Caidic, Kevin Ware, Ara Galang and Paul George all suffered injuries caught on live television.

MANILA, Philippines — Sports is a great way to showcase the amazing things the human body can do. But it is also makes participants prone to some of the most gruesome injuries.

Take for example Gordon Hayward’s ankle injury five minutes into his first game with the Boston Celtics in the NBA’s season opener Wednesday.

Here are 10 other appalling injuries in sports that should never happen to anyone.

10. Rafi Reavis

 

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The Purefoods Star Hotshot's Rafi Reavis dislocated his finger during their Manila Clasico PBA match against Ginebra in 2015.

The veteran center hit his hand against Japeth Aguilar's knee and went back immediately to their locker room.

9. Anderson Silva

 

In 2013, mixed martial arts star Anderson Silva was reminded that being aggressive comes with a price.

Silva went for a kick against Chris Weidman in their UFC title bout, but Weidman blocked the strike with his shin.

The result? Silva fractured his tiba and fibula. Weidman was declared winner barely two minutes into the match.

8. Dindin Santiago-Manabat

 

Dindin Santiago-Manabat was just easing her way back to the volleyball scene in the 2017 Philippine SuperLiga Invitationals after giving birth to her daughter.

But her comeback was cut shortly after a bad landing. Manabat suffered a Grade 2 MCL strain and a partial ACL tear.

The good news is she will gun for another comeback for Foton in the upcoming Grand Prix.

7. Paul George

 

Paul George was considered as a shoo-in for the US men’s national basketball team in 2014.

However, during a scrimmage in Las Vegas, George suffered a compound fracture in his right leg after going for a chasedown block on James Harden's layup.

The NBA All-Star went under the knife and a pin was inserted to his leg. He then was able to suit up for the Pacers in the next NBA season.

6. Isaac Go

 

Ateneo's Isaac Go is a testament to the notion that players will do whatever it takes for the love of the sport.

The Blue Eagles were on their way to sealing a finals date with their archrivals De La Salle University in the 79th season of the UAAP, and Go made sure it will happen.

The 6-foot-8 Go suffered a bloodied nose from a collision with FEU's Prince Orizu.

But after applying first aid, he was back in harness. The Eagles went on to the finals but lost to La Salle.

5. Bryce Florie

 

In 2000, Bryce Florie suffered multiple facial injuries after Yankees' Ryan Thompson hit a line drive to hit face.

Aside from a broken face, Florie also suffered a damaged retina and was unable to see for a short time.

He made his comeback but was cut by the Red Sox lineup the following year.

4. Ara Galang

 

The De La Salle University Lady Spikers were poised to snatch back their UAAP crown in Season 78.

But their ace hitter Ara Galang landed awkwardly on her left leg during their semifinal match against the NU Lady Bulldogs.

Her season ended immediately after she suffered an ACL and MCL tear and a big bone bruise.

The Lady Spikers were swept by the Lady Eagles in the finals, but Galang returned for one final duty the following year and helped her team win the championship.

3. Kevin Ware

 

The injury of University of Louisville’s Kevin Ware will be considered as among the most graphic ones caught on live television.

During the first half of their Elite 8 game against Duke, Ware suffered an open fracture to his right leg, which protruded out of his shin.

He went into operation, and the Cardinals went on to win the national championship, after which Ware did the ceremonial cutting of the net.

2. Allan Caidic

 

Local basketball is no stranger to horrifying injuries.

In 1997, Allan Caidic suffered a serious injury after smashing his head on the floor during San Miguel's match against Gordon's Gin.

Caidic collided with teammate Nelson Asaytono and hit his head during the fall, then vomited and lay motionless on the court.

The Triggerman went on the following year and played for the Philippines in the William Jones Cup.

1. Clint Malarchuk

 

All of the mentioned injuries in the list could not match how life-threatening Malarchuk's injury was.

In an ice hockey match in 1989, a collision resulted to the slashing of Malarchuk's carotid artery and injuring his carotid sheath and jugular vein.

He lost 1.5 litres of blood from his neck and it took 300 stitches to close his six-inch wound.

Miraculously, he survived the incident and was back on ice 10 days later.

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