Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano says he tore anus during World Cup semifinal against Netherlands

sports.yahoo.com Published: July 10, 2014
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Argentina's Javier Mascherano suffered a unique injury against the Netherlands.

A potentially game-saving tackle by Mascherano late against the Dutch in the World Cup semifinal proved costly, as Mascherano admitted he "spread out his anus in the that last tackle."



"I tore the anus ... I don't want to sound crude ... what I did anyone could have done. To be in the final you need a bit of luck," Mascherano said.

There's been no word on whether or not Mascherano will be healthy enough to play in the final against Germany on Sunday (he also suffered an apparent concussion in the semifinal). If he does play ... how tough is he?

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