Albacete defender Mariano Bittolo required 10 stitches to his penis on Saturday after being struck by the studs of his team -mate Roman Zozulya in a 0-0 Spanish Segunda Division draw with SD Huesca.
The Argentine left back was left writhing around on the floor in agony after tangling with Zozulya as Albacete defended a high ball in the 82nd minute and he called for immediate medical attention.
Club doctor Eduardo Rodriguez told Spanish newspaper Marca the player needed 10 stitches to the affected area immediately after being substituted but was not expected to miss any further games.
Albacete defender Mariano Bittolo required 10 stitches to his penis after a nasty collision
The left back was caught by the studs of his team-mate Roman Zozulya in the 0-0 draw
The 27-year-old Bittolo was standing behind Zozulya when the forward’s trailing leg struck him in the sensitive area.
The collision looked innocuous but the defender’s reaction was immediate and telling. Despite the injury, his side held on for a 0-0 draw that leaves them on 12 points after as many games.
They are 18th in the Spanish second tier, seven points ahead of bottom-side Sevilla II and 14 places behind Huesca, who sit fourth on 20 points.
Bittolo went down immediately and was left writhing in agony during the second-tier clash
The 27-year-old checks the sensitive area following the nasty clash against SD Huesca