Cristiano Ronaldo Breaks 11-Year-Old's Arm

Cristiano Ronaldo inadvertently broke an 11-year-old fan's arm. Find out how it happened and what Ronaldo did to make it up to the young man.

He didn't mean to! At a recent soccer match, Real Madrid's Ronaldo gave 11-year-old Bournemouth fan Charlie Silverwood something slightly more memorable—and significantly more painful—than an overpriced souvenir. Ronaldo's 35-yard shot attempt soared over the goal and struck Silverwood, breaking his arm in two places. Day ruiner, right? Wrong. Silverwood calls the injury "one of the most spectacular ways you can get your arm broken." After toughing it out to watch the remaining 84 minutes of the game, Silverwood underwent surgery to reset the bones. Today he's relaxing comfortably in his new jersey, autographed by Real Madrid C.F. Rock on, Charlie.


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