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Edmonton Eskimos Matt Nichols suffers dislocated ankle during CFL playoff game (video)

Nov 17, 2012, 10:21 AM EDT

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Over the years, I’ve seen some gruesome sports injuries but during last weekend’s CFL Eastern Conference Semifinal match-up between the Edmonton Eskimos and the Toronto Argonauts, Eskimos QB Matt Nichols suffered one of the worst ankle injuries I’ve ever seen.

It happened in the third quarter of the game as Nichols went back to pass and was sacked by Toronto Argonauts defensive end Ronald Flemons (who prior to this was best known for his Leon Lett style blunder on a touchdown return two years ago).

As the camera panned away from the downed quarterback, it became obvious that Nichols wasn’t okay since his right ankle was twisted around:

Somehow, Nichols didn’t suffer any broken bones on the hit that turned his ankle around and Edmonton trainers determined that it was just a dislocation.

Shades of Joe Thiesman, huh?

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Matt Nichols suffers gruesome ankle injury [Total Pro Sports]

  1. paulcohello - Nov 19, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Go Eskimos! building contractors in edmonton ought to start building a bigger stadium. Eskimos for life!!!