Check out some of the most gruesome footballing injury pictures ever, with Arsenal star’s leg break and Chelsea forward bleeding profusely…
Football today is far less physical than it has been in the past, with rules designed to protect the players from serious injury. It is impossible to eradicate injury from the game completely however, and there have been a number of truly horrendous incidents in recent years.
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Be warned that some of these images are particularly graphic.
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20) Diego Costa
The current Chelsea star missed the Champions League final earlier this year after suffering this nasty gash when he collided with the post following a tap in.