(Warning: This is gross.)
On Friday, the Seattle Sounders' Steve Zakuani endured a nightmarish fracture of his tibia and fibula when the Colorado Rapids' Brian Mullan plowed into him and made his leg go floppy in the third minute of the Sounders' 1-0 win. On Saturday, Zakuani underwent successful to repair the damage. And on Sunday, the 23-year-old displayed an admirably positive outlook on Twitter.
"Overwhelmed by msgs of support/encouragement. Can't change the past, but I'm gonna control my future by remaining positive! One love!
"Surgery went well and I am on the road to recovery. 'A journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step.' Speak to you all soon!"
After the match, Mullan repeatedly apologized to Zakuani in an interview and probably didn't help his cause by stating that this was a tackle he has done "hundreds of times and I'd probably do it again." Seriously. He said that. Because he wants to be sure you know that he's not only reckless, but not very bright, either.
If/when the league decides on a ban for Mullan, lets hope they can only think of numbers larger than a billion.