There are all kinds of injuries you want to make sure to avoid in football. Your body is a tight, compact monument to running and kicking efficiency, and so you can imagine a nightmare scenario in which one loose pin sends you to the ground with no return. But not even career-ending injuries can compare to the likes of this unmentionable one.
In today's CAF Super Cup final, Congolese side TP Mazembe defender Kabaso Chongo (Zambia) went in for a challenge against Tunisia's ES Sahel player Drame Michailou (Mali) with his studs straight up, and nailed Sahel in the I-don't-want-to-says. It's not a kick so much as a stiff arm with the leg – like a knight with a lance, except a lot less noble. Dude only got a yellow card for the horrendous exchange.
TP Mazembe would later go on to beat ES Sahel, which – after that incident and minimal punishment – would be the real kick in the nuts. Ouch.