Getafe defender Alexis suffers broken veins in testicle | inside World Soccer

Getafe defender Alexis was forced to leave the field during Thursday's Copa del Rey loss to Barcelona after he experienced an injury in, perhaps, the worst place possible.

Getafe player Alexis is helped onto a stretcher after he broke veins in his testicle
Getafe player Alexis is helped onto a stretcher after he broke veins in his testicle

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The 28-year-old was carried off on a stretcher 36 minutes into the second leg following a bruising collision with a Barcelona player.

It was only when he got to the dressing room, though, that the doctors realised he'd suffered an injury to the testicles, with a suspected broken vein.

The gut-wrenching imagery also was confirmed by Getafe coach Luis García in Friday's press conference.

"One of Alexis's testicles was like this," he said while holding up his hands to show a handball-sized ball.

"He has broken some veins, but it's nothing serious. The swelling has already gone down and he should be fit for Sunday.

"I was shocked when I went into the dressing room. I've never seen anything like it."

Blackburn Rovers fans will remember how Scott Dann ruptured his testicle during a match in December 2011.


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