Former Barcelona star Giovani dos Santos suffers gruesome injury from an awful high challenge
- Giovani dos Santos was badly injured in Club America’s win over Guadalajara
- The Mexican forward was pictured with a hole in his leg after a horrible tackle
- The culprit Antonio Briseno was shown a red card at the Azteca Stadium
- Club America expect scans to show dos Santos suffered a fractured knee
Former Tottenham forward Giovani dos Santos suffered a gruesome injury on Saturday during Club America’s 4-1 victory over Guadalajara.
The 30-year-old, who was touted to become one of the best players in the world after breaking through at Barcelona in 2007, was pictured on the floor in agony during the first half of the Liga MX fixture.
Dos Santos was floored by opponent Antonio Briseno after the defender’s high boot caught him above the knee.
Giovani dos Santos writhes on the floor in agony after sustaining a horrifying knee injury
Club America captain Paul Aguilar confronts guilty Guadalajara defender Antonio Briseno
GIOVANI DOS SANTOS
Barcelona (07-08): 4 goals in 37 games
Spurs (08-12): 3 goals in 33 games
Ipswich (09) 4 goals in 8 games
Galatasaray (10): No goals in 14 games
Racing (11): 5 goals in 16 games
Mallorca (12-13): 6 goals in 32 games
Villareal (13-15): 18 goals in 74 games
LA Galaxy(15-18): 28 goals in 88 games
Club America (18- ): 1 goal in 5 games
Briseno’s malicious challenge sent the former Mallorca man flying, piercing his skin with his studs and leaving a deep gash in his right leg.
The Guadalajara centre-back was sent off for the foul and will likely face a lengthy ban for such a spiteful tackle.
Club America expect scans to show dos Santos suffered a fractured knee as a result of the collision, but hopefully further assessment reveals more positive news for a player who has suffered plenty of setbacks in his career.
The Mexican striker scored one goal in his first five gamesat America, but now faces a lengthy lay-off.
Bruno Valdez looks shocked as dos Santos is transported from the Azteca Stadium pitch
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