Flamengo’s Gustavo Henrique suffers horrible testicle injury against Corinthians and is forced to leave the pitch after an ‘accidental stamp’ in the first-half results in blood staining the defender’s shorts
- Gustavo Henrique sustained a gruesome injury against Cortinthians on Sunday
- The Flamengo defender was caught by an accidental stamp in a first-half tussle
- Blood quickly stained his white shorts but the 27-year-old did try and continue
- Yet he was substituted before half-time and was in tears as he left the pitch
Flamengo defender Gustavo Henrique was left in tears on Sunday after sustaining a gruesome testicular injury against Corinthians.
The 27-year-old was reportedly caught by an accidental stamp during a challenge in the first-half, with blood quickly staining his white shorts.
He swapped his shorts for a fresh pair and valiantly tried to play on, but was eventually substituted in the 39th minute and was crying as he left the field of play.
Flamengo defender Gustavo Henrique was in tears after suffering a horror injury on Sunday
The 27-year-old’s shorts were stained with blood after the gruesome testicular injury
The bleeding did stop after medical treatment in the dressing room but his condition is still being monitored by the club doctors.
Flamengo, the defending champions, won the game 5-1 against their rivals in Sao Paulo.
At the time of Henrique’s substituion, Flamengo were winning 1-0 courtesy of Everton Riberio’s 31st minute goal.
Henrique will be hoping the nasty injury will not put him out of action for too long, with Flamengo facing league leaders Internactional on Sunday.
A win would mean Flamengo leapfrog their opponents but it remains to be seen whether Henrique will recover in time for the top-of-the-table showdown.
The Flamengo defender (right) will be hoping to return to action in time for Sunday’s clash
Henrique signed for Flamengo in January, signing a four-year deal, and has made a total of nine appearances in Brazil’s Serie A this season.
He came through the youth academy at Santos – Neymar’s former club – and made 216 first-team appearances for the club in eight years.
Though never capped by the senior national team, he did make three appearances for Brazil Under-23s back in 2015.