Arsenal forward Eduardo Da Silva had his left leg broken after a terrible tackle by Birmingham’s Martin Taylor in Saturday’s match between the two. The match ended tied 2-2.
Taylor delivered a sliding, studs up tackle at Eduardo’s left leg that snapped it at the ankle. The ghastly video replays show the bone sticking out of Eduardo’s socks.
Could Eduardo’s career be over? It is entirely possible. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger stated after the match that "More than the season is over."
Wenger called for Taylor to receive a life-time ban for the tackle. It is an understandable reaction from Wenger but might be a bit much. The tackle was terrible, and Taylor deserves a lengthy suspension, but calling it intentional would be a stretch and a life-time ban isn’t happening.
There are YouTube clips of the tackle, but since they are being taken down as quickly as they’re being put up I decided not to post a link. You can search for yourself if you really need to see the play. It isn’t the for the faint of heard, that’s for sure.
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