Maybe soccer players aren’t so soft after all. Apparently Javier Mascherano played so hard helping Argentina beat the Netherlands to reach the World Cup final he tore his anus.
Mascherano told The Independent he injured the tender region while making a match-saving tackle on Arjen Robben in the final minute of the game.
“I thought I had slipped, I thought I wouldn’t make it, but I tore my anus on that move, the pain…it was terrible,” he told the paper.
Despite the injury being two inches away from being the worst kind of sports injury ever, Mascherano said the pain was worth it to make it to the finals.
“I cried at the end because I have spent a lot of time waiting for this moment,” he said.