Players to watch: Cowboys vs. Rams
It might go down as the most-remembered moment of the Cowboys’ 24-22 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night in the NFC’s wild-card round.
Here are a few of the worst sports injuries in DFW pro sports and of all time. And, if possible, video of how they happened.
WARNING: some of these can videos are extremely graphic.
Cowboys: During the 2018 NFL Playoffs this past weekend, wide receiver Allen Hurns suffers broken ankle versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Mavericks: In a 2009 game versus the Houston Rockets, forward Dirk Nowitzki collided with forward Carl Landry and wound up with several of the latter’s teeth stuck in his arm.
Stars: When Dallas visited Chicago to play the Blachawks in 2013, defenseman Stephane Robidas suffered a broken leg after he tried to stop forward Jonathan Toews.
Rangers: In June of 2000, Ruben Mateo (off to a strong start in his rookie season) broke his leg after tripping over first base during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
NFL: During the 1985 season, Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theisman has leg snapped by Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor.
MLB: In 2000, Boston Red Sox pitcher Bryce Florie diagnosed with a fractured cheekbone and orbital socket, along with eye damage, after getting hit by line drive off the bat of New York Yankees hitter Ryan Thompson.
NBA: During the first quarter of the first game of the 2017 NBA season, Celtics forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle and missed the remainder of the season.
NHL: Near the end of the 1988 season, Buffalo Sabres goalie almost died after a skate blade from a St. Louis Blues player sliced his jugular vein.