Football

Young Danish footballer's ankle broken in horror tackle

A young Danish striker who used to play for Cardiff City in the English Premier League (EPL) suffered an abrupt and very painful end to his season after a sickening broken leg suffered in a match in the Denmark's league.

Andreas Cornelius, 22, played for Cardiff City in the EPL in 2013 and was the Welsh club's record signing at about S$16 million.

But after eight appearances and no goals to show in an injured-plagued period, he returned home to Denmark to join FC Copenhagen after just six months.

He was dogged by ankle problems during his spell in Wales.

This season, he had scored 11 goals for FC Copenhagen so far, and also notched a goal in the Champions League.

But in a match over the weekend against Silkeborg, his ankle suffered yet more damage, this time the victim of a horrific tackle by an opponent.

After he was felled by the tackle, Cornelius sat up, clutching his ankle, but then lay down on the field, clutching his head soon after.

He was stretchered off in the 30th minute, hooked up to oxygen supply.

The club later confirmed that he would be out for the rest of the season.

The culprit escaped with only a yellow card, but at least FC Copenhagen went on to beat Silkeborg 4-0 to remain second in the table.

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Andreas CorneliusFootballFC Copenhagen