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A footballer in one of Argentina's lower leagues grabbed headlines for the wrong reasons: Martin Valingara, who plays in a regional league in Entre Rios, had to undergo a testicle amputation after being punched in the bushes by an opposing player.
It happened in a meeting between Independiente Villa del Rosario where Valingra plays and Santa Ana. All the victim did was extract a bullet from another player: "He took it badly, got up and punched me in the testicles," he told UNO. Valingra decided to continue playing despite the severe pain, but a day later he sought consultation with a urologist who referred him for emergency surgery in which he had a testicle amputation, partly because of blood clots in the area.
Watch: The punch that led to the Argentine footballer's testicle amputation
"I don't know if I'll play football again. Right now I'm just thinking about recovery, we'll see about everything else later," he said. "I just ask that each side take responsibility and act as expected." The attacking player didn't even apologize for the offense, unlike three of his teammates and coach who contacted Valingara.
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