Georgia freshman receiver Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint scored a touchdown to extend Georgia’s lead over the Florida Gators, but in the process he suffered an absolutely horrific ankle injury.

This is one of those injuries that might be too much for anyone to even see once, much less multiple times, so if you don’t want to see it don’t watch the videos here, as it’s unavoidable. CBS made it even more unavoidable, though, as they showed it multiple times from multiple angles.

That was after Brad Nessler, having seen one replay, suggested it might be wise not to show it again at all.

(Again, you’re going to see a body part end up in a position that is completely unnatural, so if you don’t want to see that don’t watch.)

After a commercial break, they came back and showed this version, which was clearly at least edited in a way to try and cut out the injury as much as possible, but still.

Twitter certainly questioned the decision:

There are many more, too.

Obviously it’s not quite as simple as blaming CBS for gratuitous showings; there was, after all, a replay review occurring to see if Rosemy-Jacksaint had broken the plane of the goal line before falling down after, well, shattering something in his lower leg. It’s a perfect storm. But in this specific case, it would seek most of the audience would have been better served by just letting the replay review take place offscreen, rather than the various angles of something that bad.

 

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.