David Haye says his achilles injury felt like he stepped on a bear trap. It actually looked worse than that.
David Haye fought WBC cruiserweight champ Tony Bellew this past weekend at the O2 Arena in London. After a pretty even match up earlier on, Haye sustained an achilles injury, and was subsequently knocked down. He continued to fight for 5 rounds, until his cornermen eventually threw in the towel and stopped the fight in the 11th.
“It was a strange situation – I was getting into my flow and it felt like I stepped on a bear trap,” Haye told BBC.
“I knew it was completely ruptured – the pain was terrible, when I put my foot down I could hear it crunching, but the adrenaline is so high when you’re fighting you can conjure up the energy from somewhere to keep going.
Haye had surgery on the injury, and while he did make a bear trap comparison, his achilles actually looked far worse. Check out the photo below courtesy of the same BBC interviewer, but be warned in advance that it very graphic.
*WARNING, GRAPHIC IMAGE*The top pic is a healthy achilles. The bottom is @mrdavidhaye ‘s ‘spaghetti junction’ pre-surgery. 5 rounds on that. pic.twitter.com/cP2vsBIXeB
— Natalie Pirks (@Natpirks) March 8, 2017