April 27th, 2011

Get Well Soon: Steve Zakuani, Seattle Sounders

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Disclaimer: do not view if you’ve just had something you prefer to keep safe within the confines of your stomach. Thx to Sandra R. for the story spot!

Last Friday, during a MLS match between the Seattle Sounders and Colorado Rapids, Sounders’ midfielder Steve Zakuani’s tibia, fibula and other body parts ending in “a” fell victim to an ill-timed tackle from the Rapids’ Brian Mullan (as seen above around 0:20).

Since then, Stevie Z has been somewhat popular on the social networks circuit, as he itemised in an open letter posted on his non-profit’s Web site thanking his friends, family and fans for their support. As he embarks on his post-surgery road to recovery, Mullan will most likely face disciplinary sanctions of sorts, expected to be announced sometime today.

SZ – we hope you’re back in no time. If you haven’t received our very best batch of ‘feel better soon!’ brownies, just wait longer. Our success rate with baking is fairly poor.

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7 Responses to “Get Well Soon: Steve Zakuani, Seattle Sounders”

  1. Audrey says:

    I'm happy to report that MLS stepped up and suspended Mullan for 10 games and also fined him $5000. Longest suspension for an on-the-ball incident in MLS history. Completely deserved as well.

  2. sheila says:

    He suffered a complete compound fracture of his tibia and fibula in his right leg when Mark Mullan came in late with a slide tackle.

  3. @DebStimson says:

    uuffff that's horrible! Mullan needs serious punishment after that! Get better soon Zakuani.

    The Sounders will really miss you on the pitch…a very good player.

  4. Emily says:

    poor guy, no one deserves to be hurt like that

  5. Bri says:

    Aww so glad you posted this Kickette!!! He needs to get better. Love you Steve!!!! That was devastating…
    Sounders love!

  6. what exactly happened to him?

  7. Donovan Sucks says:

    i was there!!! four minutes in, you could hear the crack, and i saw his leg flop and heard him scream! totally brutal!