French gymnast suffered a horrific leg injury that could be heard throughout the arena

French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a gruesome leg injury during his vault attempt in the men’s gymnastics qualifier on Saturday. 

YOU CAN SEE A PHOTO OF THE INJURY BELOW. WARNING: IT IS GRAPHIC.

When Said landed, his left leg snapped in the wrong direction. Several people in attendance said on Twitter that you could hear the snap in the arena.

 

 (Kevin Ware suffered a similar injury during an NCC Tournament basketball game for Louisville in 2013.)

WARNING: THE PHOTO BELOW IS GRAPHIC

 

 

 

 

Here’s a picture of Said’s leg (it’s not pretty).

Said wasn’t expected to medal in the gymnastics, but it’s nevertheless a tragic early exit from the Olympics. 

 

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