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.
Oh, no! A loud snap just echoed through the arena when Samir Ait Said of France landed his vault. He hurt his left leg. Left on a stretcher
— Juliet Macur (@JulietMacur) August 6, 2016
I was at the Kevin Ware game. This was worse. Could hear Ait Said’s leg snap
— Nancy Armour (@nrarmour) August 6, 2016
(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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