It hasn't been a great week for bad injuries, first there was the Turkish coach stabbed by his own brother and last night saw Antonio Valencia go down when his left ankle got caught in the turf leaving some terrible images of the stricken Ecuador winger.
Sadly this sight is all too common in football, and below is a list of some of the worst breaks in football history (with video evidence).
Please note they are not in any order - with the more familiar English-based ones coming first, if you have any other videos post in the comments below.
1. David Busst. Also on the Old Trafford turf, the Coventry defender never played professionally again and Peter Schmeichel had to be sent for counselling.
2. Eduardo. Defined Eduardo's career in England as the Cro-Zilian never really recovered and is currently looking to pick up the pieces at Shakhtar Donetsk.
3. Aaron Ramsey. The Welsh midfielder is still recovering and like Eduardo's is linked to the "get in amongst them" attitude that prevails when teams play against Arsenal.
4. Djibril Cisse. The French striker has shown incredible resolve, coming back not once but twice from gruesome injuries. The first playing for Liverpool at Blackburn and the second on international duty against China:
5. Henrik Larsson. Footage of the Swedish striker's left leg buckling is not easily forgotten, proved such a setback could be overcome with spells at Barcelona and Manchester United later in his career.
6. Alan Smith. Another former Manchester United player on the list and Smith was also never the same after blocking a fierce effort from John Arne Riise - this incident also made headlines for the behaviour of Liverpool fans when Smith was in the ambulance.
7. Marcin Wasilewski. The Polish right-back was the victim of a terrible tackle by Axel Witsel in August 2009, underwent surgery to both the tibia and fibula - has since made a playing return.
8. Ewald Lienen. Unlike many of the other difficult to stomach breaks, Lienen suffered an enormous wound down his right thigh playing for Arminia Bielfield against Werder Bremen in 1981.
9. Oupa Ngubule. This one comes from South Africa following a race for the ball between Ngubule of the Carara Kicks and Felix Muamba-Musasa of the Black Aces.
10. Gregory Coupet. The French keeper went to chase a ball that looked to be heading out for a corner and caught his studs in the turf.