Rogerio Ceni’s screams tell the whole story.
A horror injury has forced the Sao Paulo keeper Rogerio Ceni out of action for up to six months after a freak training ground incident saw Rogerio Ceni break his left ankle in front of the rolling cameras.
The injury occurred after Ceni fell awkwardly during training ahead of Sao Pauloâ€™s match against Independiente de Medellin in Colombia on Wednesday. On a complete disgrace of a surface, the goalie tried to close down an attacker during an everyday drill, only for Ceni to get his studs caught in the turf when attempting a slide tackle on his opponent, causing the horrific break.
Why Ceni did not try to make the save with his hands, and not his feet, remains a mystery.
36-year-old Ceni is the worldâ€™s leading goal-scoring keeper, and the custodian is expected to miss the rest of the Copa Libertadores, the final stages of the Sao Paulo state championships and the start of the Brazilian Serie A.
The slim silver-lining for Ceni is that his enforced absence should allow enough time to pass for locals to forget about some of the high-profile screw-ups the keeper has experienced in recent matches.
Footage of Ceni’s horrific ankle break can be seen here.
A second video collecting Ceni’s poor goalkeeping errors of late can be seen here.