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Nigerian Player's Arm Breaks After Shot On Goal Goes Wrong (Graphic)

06/25/2014 06:00 EDT | Updated 06/25/2014 06:59 EDT
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Nigeria's forward Michael Babatunde reacts in pain after falling during the Group F football match between Nigeria and Bosnia-Hercegovina at the Pantanal Arena in Cuiaba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

The “beautiful game” sure has its share of cringe-worthy moments.

A “venomous” shot from a teammate appeared to have snapped Nigerian player Michel Babatunde's arm in two during a match against Argentina on Wednesday.

Here’s the gruesome moment when Ogenyi Onazi’s shot on goal hit Babatunde’s arm instead:

WARNING: The following clip is very graphic.

The midfielder was carried off the field on a stretcher after the ball hit his wrist, swinging his arm up and around him. Youch.

Babatunde is undergoing surgery. It remains uncertain if his injury will prevent him from returning to play in the tournament.

“We will see how it goes, but it’s not good,” team coach Stephen Kenshi told the Associated Press.

Argentina went on to beat Nigeria, 3-2. But, despite the loss, Babatunde’s team still advance to the round of 16.

Here are some photo highlights from Wednesday's game:

Nigeria 2-3 Argentina