GRAPHIC WARNING: See the awful moment Knights star Bradman Best dislocates his left elbow in sickening accident that leaves him looking deformed
- Bradman Best dislocated his left elbow early in the second half
- Elbow popped out of its socket after Best hit the ground arm-first
- Newcastle centre was immediately substituted off the field after the injury
- Knights are yet to determine whether the injury involved a fracture as well
Newcastle centre Bradman Best suffered a horrific injury as he dislocated his left elbow in the 36-12 loss against the Broncos on Thursday night.
Best hit the ground arm-first as the Brisbane young gun Selwyn Cobbo looked to shepherd Knights winger Edrick Lee into touch close to the Broncos’ try-line early in the second half.
The Knights star immediately screamed in agony as he got up with his left elbow out of its socket and was immediately attended to by medical staff.
Bradman Best immediately screamed up in agony as he got up following the injury
The 20-year-old went off the field and the Knights subsequently reported he had dislocated his elbow and he would not return to the game.
According to the NRL Physio Twitter account, the injury was a ‘clear dislocation’ with ‘extreme hyperextension under contact’ leading to a deformation of the bone.
‘Unfortunately chance of fracture too,’ the NRL Physio added.
‘Recovery can be quicker than you’d think though, with most players returning within six weeks if no fracture present.
This close-up grab shows Best’s left elbow clearly popped up of its socket after the impact