Soccer star’s gruesome penis injury needed 10 stitches

Albacete defender Mariano Bittolo checks the damage done downstairs.
Albacete defender Mariano Bittolo checks the damage done downstairs.

ALBACETE left-back Mariano Bittolo required 10 stitches on his penis after a freak injury in Spain's second tier.

The Argentine's manhood was sliced open when teammate Roman Zozulya caught it with his cleat as he jumped for a header during the 0-0 draw against Huesca.

Bittolo was standing unaware when Zozulya's studs caught him in his most delicate region.

He was writhing in agony on the ground and immediately called for attention following the 82nd-minute incident. Cameras caught him taking a peek at the damage, which must not have been pretty.

He was substituted and is unlikely to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines, but certainly set for a period of intense pain.

Albacete didn't let the incident affect them and held on for a 0-0 draw against Huesca.

The hosts sit 18th in the Spanish second tier - just seven points ahead of bottom side Sevilla II.

Huesca, meanwhile, are pushing for promotion to La Liga in fourth place.

Zozulya only signed for the club in the summer after Rayo Vallecano were forced to cancel his contract due to fan pressure.

Notoriously left-wing supporters demanded he leave the club following his January deadline day arrival due to alleged Nazi ideologies.

Zozulya denied these allegations, insisting they were a misunderstanding - but Rayo gave into the fans after they protested at the training ground.

He was forced to return to Real Betis, but couldn't legally register due to the closure of the transfer window, and signed for Albacete in the summer.


This article originally appeared on The Sun

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