You might have to hold my hair back as I type this because broken bones make me vom. French gymnast Samir Ait Said was just flipping along yesterday, trying to achieve his Olympics dreams, when he broke THE FUCK out of his leg during a dismount. Seriously, legs shouldn’t flop in that direction. I’m blogging at a Starbucks today and watched the video here for the first time. When the horrific part came, I yelled out loud and the woman breastfeeding at the table beside me (it was already an awkward sitch at the Starbucks) nearly dropped her greedy-mouthed infant. So, when you watch the second video below, you’ve been warned. It’s dreadful. Brace yourselves.
Your leg suddenly having the consistency of jello is bad enough. Then imagine you’re on the stretcher in intense pain and the paramedics DROP YOUR ASS while taking you to the hospital. The Olympics in Rio has enough strikes against it what with the super-bacteria, kidnapper cops, and body parts washing up on the volleyball court. And now the paramedics aren’t locking the stretchers correctly! Said had surgery on Saturday, according to TMZ, and is planning on competing in the 2020 Olympics. Let’s wish his unlucky ass well!
In related news, when I was a sophomore in high school, I rolled the family’s Dodge Caravan while practicing for my driver’s test. My father escaped unscathed, but my arm got (literally) squashed in the wreck. When the firefighter finished using the Jaws of Life to rip the windshield off, he entered the car and accidentally stepped on my arm. Yes, that arm. After the blacking out wore off, I was searching for an acronym to scream at the surely well-meaning firefighter to express my pain, distress, and disgruntled feelings towards life. And “FML” didn’t even exist back then! In closing, what I’m typing here is that I feel you, Samir. Life dropped my stretcher once, too.
You can watch Samir Ait Said’s FML experience below.
And if you haven’t seen it and feel like being scarred today, here’s the horrific video of his injury:
— Francisco Morteo (@Franciscomorteo) August 6, 2016