This is commonly referred to as a “killer tackle”.
In the middle of a preparation match between Leicester and Villarreal, the ultra-promising French defender Wesley Fofana was the victim of an assault on the part of the Spanish player Fernando Nino when the score was already 3-0 for the club English.
Get well soon Wesley Fofana, Football is behind you.
- Jack (@ JackWhitman_7) August 4, 2021
Released on a stretcher and on oxygen, the former Saint-Etienne player gave news a few hours later on his social networks and revealed to be the victim of a fracture of the fibula, the bone of the leg. “Hi everyone, thank you for all of your messages. It's a bad day for me but I'm at an amazing club with a great medical team. I will give you some info when I have a definitive diagnosis but we already know that I have a fibula fracture. I will be back soon, and even stronger! ". “Don't worry, I am a warrior,” he added.
Hello guys, many thanks for all your messages.
It is a bad day today but I am in a tremendous club with a wonderful medical team.
I will give you news as a soon as I have a final diagnosis but we already know that I have a fibula fracture.
I will come back soon and stronger pic.twitter.com/lYIccZ0Bb9
- LAWESTT (@Wesley_Fofanaa) August 4, 2021
Fer Nino has been very strongly criticized on social networks for his gesture, especially during a pre-season friendly match where contacts are generally not virulent.
For his part, Fofana has received a lot of support, including that of his former club, ASSE.
"We're thinking of you, Wesley"