Vikings cornerback/punt returner Charles Gordon suffered a nasty ankle injury when his leg got stuck under a Packers player while Gordon was returning a punt in the first half of Sunday’s game at Minnesota. Though Joe Buck and Troy Aikman missed the fact (both live and via replay) that Gordon’s foot was pointing in the wrong direction once the play had ended, it was obvious when FOX went to commercial that something was horribly wrong.
After the break, Buck and Aikman acknowedlged the serious nature of the injury — but they decided not to air the replay again.
It wasn’t pretty, but it was no Joe Theismann or dude from Houston who broke his leg at Marshall.
We’ll be looking for the video of the Gordon injury on YouTube. Someone had posted it a little while ago, but then promptly removed it.
UPDATE: Here’s the video. It’s got a Zapruder film vibe to it, but it’s the best version currently available. Gordon is surely out for the year. We wish him a full and quick recovery.