How this for literally adding insult to injury? Poor French gymnast Samir Ait Said, 26, suffered a horrendous broken leg when he landed badly doing the Olympic vault on Aug. 6. Then, as he was getting transported to hospital, paramedics dropped the stretcher he was on! Watch the video!
In a scene that’s reminiscent of something out of a slapstick movie like Dumb & Dumber or The Naked Gun, Samir was strapped nice and tight on a gurney as he was being loaded into an ambulance to get his leg some much needed attention. However, the paramedic appeared to lose his grip and right as Samir was being loaded into the medical vehicle he was dropped!
Luckily enough he was strapped down heavily, and his leg seemed to already be firmly in a cast, but still you don’t want to be manhandled when you’re in that much pain. We just hope that he had enough pain relievers in his system not to feel a thing!
After all, it was a really horrible break that shook all the competitors and fans in the arena. A real sickening crunching sound could be heard as he landed on the mat and his leg just gave way underneath him.
And it wasn’t the first casualty we saw at Rio on day one of competition in the men’s gymnastics. Germany’s Andreas Toba looked like he wrecked his knee during a floor exercise on the pommel horse. He completed his event, but had to exit for treatment soon after.
After seeing Samir’s terrible circumstance, we hope that no other athletes suffer terrible injuries. May it be an injury free Olympics!
HollywoodLifers, do you feel sorry for poor Samir? We wish him a speedy recovery and hope that he’s getting the best medical care possible, and isn’t dropped again!