Ryan Shawcross suffered a horror injury, as the Stoke City captain broke his leg in a friendly match against Leicester.
Many people have taken to social media to wish the defender well, as there are fears for him after he broke his leg when he slid in for a challenge on Marc Albrighton just before half-time and won the ball near the touchline.
However his trailing left leg buckled alarmingly beneath him and anxious teammates immediately signalled to the bench that the 31-year-old defender was seriously injured.
Fans winced at replays which showed Shawcross’s left leg crumple on impact and the stricken skipper held his head in his hands before medics applied an oxygen mask to ease his obvious pain.
Shocked players on both sides turned away as the severity of the injury became apparent.
And it took eight minutes before Shawcross was led away on a stretcher and rushed by ambulance to hospital with a suspected ankle break.
Watch video of the incident below:
The injury came as a massive blow to Potters boss Nathan Jones just seven days before his side’s opening game of the season at home to QPR.
Potters boss Nathan Jones told BBC Radio Stoke: “There’s nothing official yet so we won’t speculate.
“We think it’s something reasonably serious – how serious, we don’t know.”
Jones continued: “He’s club captain, done superbly well for me in pre-season and ironically he’s come back as fit as anyone has seen him. It’s sad but that’s the way things go.
“Hopefully it’s not as bad as we first think and he’ll be back sooner rather than later.”