USA rugby players stunned as 7’s superstar Perry Baker suffers horror leg break in Madrid
There were sickening scenes earlier today in the Madrid 7’s after USA rugby player Perry Baker suffered a horror leg break against Kenya.
His teammates were visibly distressed in the moments following the injury as medical teams set to work on the 34-year-old.
Perry Baker is arguably the most famous 7’s player in the world with the Olympics potentially less than a year away this could be a huge blow for USA Rugby and the sport overall.
The moment occurred earlier today in a group game against Kenya. They were trailing by 26-7 when the injury struck.
watch the Perry Baker injury in the video below
Awful injury for USA 7’s superstar Perry Baker – let’s hope he’s fit for the Olympics. Would be a lesser tournament without him 😥 pic.twitter.com/PhvO9cYXBP
— james___flynn (@jamesfl68585245) February 21, 2021
Fans were concerned after the USA Rugby legend’s leg break today.
Perry has been a star name in the sport over the last decade – at time being referred to as the fastest man in rugby with a 100m sprint time of 10.58 seconds.
watch Perry Baker hit 37km at the 2019 Dubai 7’s
Here was some of the reaction on social media after the injury to the USA Rugby star.
— Americas Rugby News (@americasrugby) February 21, 2021
Oh Perry Baker.
Exactly how I broke my leg.
Get well soon legend
— Fill Your Boots – Rugby (@fyb_rugby) February 21, 2021
Perry Baker breaking his fibula is not a great way to start a Sunday.
— PWagon (@PWagon60) February 21, 2021
Looks like Perry Baker’s season is over. #Madrid7s
— Tungsten™ (@kollonabiswa) February 21, 2021
USA finished up as pool leaders in both the men and the women’s standings on day 1 of the Madrid 7’s.
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