Goalkeeper Saulo scores then picks up serious injury celebrating (Sport-Vitoria)

There is so much football being played in Brazil (even during the current “pre-season”) that crazy incidents seem quite a regular occurrence.

Sport posted an incredible 2-1 victory over Vitoria-PE in the Campeonato Pernambucano Championship with goalkeeper Saulo claiming the match winner in second half injury time.

The big number one connected with an inswinging free-kick to win the match and then in his celebration tore ligaments in his right knee.

Saulo’s team mates mobbed the keeper whilst on the ground and initial reports suggested a 10 day absence only for it to be significantly lengthened to 6 months.

The hero-turned-injury victim said afterwards: “Yesterday (Monday) I was so happy, today (Tuesday) I’m so sad. But I’ll recover.”

Footage of Saulo scoring a goal then picking up a serious injury is here.

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