The Most Devastating Injuries in Recent Sports History

Djibril Cisse

Team: France
Sport: Soccer
Year: 2006
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After horribly breaking his left leg just two years earlier, Cisse again suffered a catastrophic compound fracture, this time in a World Cup tune-up game against China in 2006. He was knocked off balance in a 50-50 challenge near the ball, and when his leg caught under him the momentum snapped his tibia. He was forced to miss the 2006 World Cup, where he was supposed to be a mainstay for a France team that ended up advancing all the way to the finals. Cisse did, however, return to action about four months after his injury and continues to play today.

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