Honduras midfielder Luis Garrido suffered a horror injury against Mexico on in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Estadio Olimpico and is set to be out for around one year.
Videos of the shocking injury -- in which Garrido's leg cruelly contorts and bends in the opposite direction -- swept social networks and players from both sides immediately called medical staff onto the field.
"Garrido suffered a dislocation [of his right knee] and damaged four ligaments," Honduras' team doctor Oscar Benitez told Diez.
The 25-year-old Garrido had been playing in MLS for Houston Dynamo and is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines. The incident occurred in the 38th minute of the match in San Pedro Sula, when Mexico winger Javier Aquino lost balance and fell into Garrido on the ground.
Benitez said Mexico's medical staff intervened swiftly and without their help Garrido's prognosis could've been worse.
Mexico won the game 2-0 to remain perfect in World Cup qualifying, while Honduras are without a point, having lost last Friday to Canada.