German striker has been on top form this season, and showed his bravery as the physio popped it back into place on the pitch
Hoffenheim star Sandro Wagner has horrofically dislocated his finger in the Bundesliga match against Hertha Berlin… and he played on.
The German striker, 29, has been on top form this season, and showed his bravery as the physio popped it back into place on the pitch.
With the score at 0-0 in the 14th minute at the Olympic Stadium, Wagner’s 50-50 clash with Hertha captain Vedad Ibisevic saw the Hoffenheim man come off a lot worse.
And the way he looked at his shattered finger, completely bent out of place, was with a mixture of shock and horror.
Wagner is known for unwavering faith in his ability, having claimed in December 2016 he is the “best German striker by a distance” – before in March reaffirming that.
And now he is possibly the toughest German striker as well after he carried on playing with strapping on the newly-straightened digit.
The match could have implications in the German race for European football as fourth-placed Hoffenheim play to fifth-place Hertha – and it is currently 1-1.