A Brazilian soccer player suffered a gruesome intimate injury that left him in tears and his shorts stained with blood
- Flamengo's Gustavo Henrique was reduced to tears during an October 20 game against Corinthians after an opposition player accidentally stamped on his testicles.
- The Brazilian suffered the gruesome injury during a clash in the first-half, and ended up with blood-stained shorts.
- He tried to play on, but was unable to do so and was treated by a club doctor.
- The day after the incident, Henrique tweeted to say he was on the road to recovery and thanked fans for their messages of support.
- Henrique returned to action less than a week after the injury, playing in Flamengo's 2-2 draw with Internacional on October 25.
- WARNING: This post contains an image of Henrique after the injury.
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Flamengo defender Gustavo Henrique was reduced to tears during last Sunday's game against Corinthians by a gruesome intimate injury after an opposition player accidentally stamped on his testicles.
The Brazilian suffered the misfortune during a clash in the first-half, with the player ultimately bleeding through his shorts.
Henrique attempted to play on, swapping his bloodied shorts for a new pair.
However, the pain proved too much for Henrique, who left the field just before half-time in tears of agony, with his second pair of shorts also covered in blood.
You can see an image of Henrique after the injury below (WARNING — It contains visible blood):
The club said in a statement that the 27-year-old was treated in the dressing room by the club's medical team before being prescribed a course of antibiotics by a urologist and told to rest up.
A day after the injury, Henrique took to Twitter to update fans on his condition.
"Good morning nation! Stopping by to thank all the messages of support and to say that I am in recovery, looking to return as soon as possible to help the Mengao!" he said. "Thank you very much to all."
Flamengo won 5-1 on the day courtesy of goals from Everton Ribeiro, Vitinho, Natan, Bruno Henrique, and Diego.
Gustavo Henrique did not feature in Flamengo's next match against Junior FC, but returned to the starting line-up for its 2-2 draw with Internacional on Sunday October 25.
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