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Tim Broomhead breaks his leg during AFL game at the MCG

A day of carnage at the Melbourne Cricket Ground has left two star AFL players with devastating, season ending injuries. 

The leg of Collingwood midfielder Tim Broomhead was snapped in two on Saturday afternoon after his leg collided with a goal post.

Minutes later, his Greater Western Sydney Giants opponent Tom Scully was also stretchered from the field after suffering a suspected broken ankle.

Broomhead was left screaming and in tears after he awkwardly collided with the post, following a push from Giants hard man Heath Shaw. 

Tim Broomhead (pictured) snapped his leg in two on Saturday afternoon during a day of carnage on Saturday at the Melbourne cricket Ground

His leg was snapped in two on Saturday afternoon after his leg collided with a goal post

His leg was snapped in two on Saturday afternoon after his leg collided with a goal post

Minutes later, his Greater Western Sydney Giants opponent Tom Scully (pictured) was also stretchered from the field after suffering a suspected broken ankle

Minutes later, his Greater Western Sydney Giants opponent Tom Scully (pictured) was also stretchered from the field after suffering a suspected broken ankle

The 24-year-old attempted to soccer through a goal using his left leg when it collided, just below the knee, with the goal post.

Footage shows the impact snapped his leg, as it bent backwards at the shin, leaving some of his teammates distraught.

‘This photo is absolutely brutal and not for a weak stomach. It’s going to be a long year for Tim Broomhead,’ one viewer posted to social media, referring to a picture of his badly injured leg. 

Another wrote: ‘Ouch. Woke up and saw the Tim Broomhead injury… don’t kick goalposts kids. Poor bloke.’ 

Broomhead was left screaming and in tears after he awkwardly collided with the post, following a push from Giants hard man Heath Shaw

Broomhead was left screaming and in tears after he awkwardly collided with the post, following a push from Giants hard man Heath Shaw

The 24-year-old attempted to soccer through a goal using his left leg when it collided, just below the knee, with the goal post

Footage shows the impact snapped his leg, as it bent backwards at the shin, leaving some of his teammates distraught

The 24-year-old attempted to soccer through a goal using his left leg when it collided, just below the knee, with the goal post

'This photo is absolutely brutal and not for a weak stomach. It's going to be a long year for Tim Broomhead,' one viewer posted to social media, referring to a picture of his badly injured leg

‘This photo is absolutely brutal and not for a weak stomach. It’s going to be a long year for Tim Broomhead,’ one viewer posted to social media, referring to a picture of his badly injured leg

Horrified viewers reacted to seeing Broomhead's broken ankle during the broadcast

Horrified viewers reacted to seeing Broomhead’s broken ankle during the broadcast

Another wrote: 'Ouch. Woke up and saw the Tim Broomhead injury... don't kick goalposts kids. Poor bloke.

Another wrote: ‘Ouch. Woke up and saw the Tim Broomhead injury… don’t kick goalposts kids. Poor bloke.

The injuries during the first quarter of football were labelled by viewers as 'sickening' and 'horrific'

The injuries during the first quarter of football were labelled by viewers as ‘sickening’ and ‘horrific’

The injury significantly delayed the opening quarter of the match as he was taken from the field on a stretcher.

Only minutes later, GWS also lost one of their players as Scully went down with a suspected broken ankle.   

He was injured when his right ankle crippled beneath his weight as he was tackled soon after gaining possession of the football. 

Scully was also left screaming in agony as team doctors and physios assessed the gruesome injury on-field.

‘Two sickening injuries that will make your stomach turn. Wishing Tim Broomhead and Tom Scully a speedy recovery,’ one viewer wrote on Twitter. 

Only minutes later, GWS also lost one of their players as Scully went down with a suspected broken ankle

Only minutes later, GWS also lost one of their players as Scully went down with a suspected broken ankle

He was injured when his right ankle crippled beneath his weight as he was tackled soon after gaining possession of the football

He was injured when his right ankle crippled beneath his weight as he was tackled soon after gaining possession of the football

Scully was also left screaming in agony as team doctors and physios assessed the gruesome injury on-field

Scully was also left screaming in agony as team doctors and physios assessed the gruesome injury on-field



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