David Carmo, Braga defender, broke his left ankle after trying to block an opponent’s shot on Wednesday in the semi-final first leg of the Portuguese Cup against Porto (1-1).
FC Porto players saw another big injury on Wednesday. A week after the violent knockout suffered by the defender, Nanu, it was one of their opponents who left the field in an ambulance on Wednesday during the semi-final first leg of the Portuguese Cup on the pitch of Braga (1-1). Defender David Carmo (21) broke his right ankle after trying to block a strike from Luis Diaz (from 2’15 ” in the video below).
The latter was sent off very severely for this completely unintentional action, which occurred in the 66th minute of play when Sergio Conceiçao’s side were leading 1-0. The Colombian was dashing to goal and had already shot when the opposing defender slipped his foot under his. Carried away in his tracks, Diaz could not avoid his opponent.
Carmo’s partners quickly called the medical staff to provide first aid to the central defender. He was evacuated by a Red Cross vehicle which got stuck on the ground a bit. Several players then got to the back of the truck to push it and help it cross the lawn to the exit of the stadium.
Reduced to ten after this twist of fate, FC Porto conceded a draw at the very end of the match on a goal from Fransergio (90th + 2). The meeting ended in a very tense atmosphere with confrontations between a player and the expulsion of Mateus Uribe, caught for hitting Ricardo Esgaio in the face. The two teams will meet again on March 3 for the return semi-final in Porto. A meeting that Carmo will obviously miss. According to the first examinations, the player suffers from a fracture.