08 January 2014 16:30 | By Aaron Chong, assistant Sports editor
Top 10 freakest accidents in sport

The most uncommon and disturbing injuries in sport that will leave your jaws open and make your skin crawl

Shocked fan (© Creative Commons / Flickr)
  • Shocked fan (© Creative Commons / Flickr)
  • MMA: UFC 168-Weidman vs Silva (© Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Newscom/RTR)
  • Chelsea's John Terry lies unconscious after being kicked by Abou Diaby in the head (© AFP)
  • Villanova's Allan Ray, center, is helped off the court after being injuring his right eye in the second half against Pittsburgh during the semifinal round of the Big East Conference basketball tournament Friday, March 10, 2006, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
  • 22 March 1989, then-Buffalo Sabres goalkeeper Clint Malarchuk clutching his throat to prevent more blood more spewing out. (© YouTube)
  • 8 September 2000, Boston Red Sox pitcher Bryce Florie (R) is helped by the team's trainer as Florie is taken off the field on a cart after being hit in the face by a line drive (© BRIAN SNYDER/Newscom/RTR)
  • 13 August 2008, Janos Baranyai, of Hungary, grimaces on the platform after dislocating his right elbow while attempting to lift 148 kilograms in the snatch of the Group B of the men's 77 kg of the weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
  • 26 February 2007, Los Angeles Clippers' Shaun Livingston sits on a stretcher after dislocating his knee during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats. (© ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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Be it the spectular goals, hard-hitting dunks or incredible knockouts, competitive sport as we know it brings excitement to the fans in ways beyond description. However, another side that leaves fans gaping in astonishment are the horrific injuries that linger in memory. Most of such incidents commonly feature broken limbs or concussions, but the recent Michael Schumacher skiing mishap and Anderson Silva leg break prove harm may come in any form. Click on for our gallery of the top 10 freakest accidents in sport.

Warning: Some of the photos may be graphic.

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