NEW YORK GIANTS man Nick Gates had to be carted off FedExField on Thursday night following a gruesome injury to his leg.

The NFL offensive lineman revealed that he 'snapped' his leg after an opponent from the Washington Football Team landed on it with his entire body weight.

He writhed around in pain before doctors rushed on to tend to the stricken star.

But the 25-year-old was in good spirits after the match despite the horror leg break.

NFL Network didn't even show a replay of the incident it was that shocking.

But the player's agent, Jonathan Perzley, took to Instagram to reveal that Gates had even 'laughed' about the injury.

Perzley said: "Not a tougher player on the planet than Gates.

"He laughed on the phone and said 'I snapped that s*** in half.'


"He will be back. It would take a lot more than a broken bone to stop that man."

And Gates himself vowed to return stronger, telling fans on social media: "Going to be a hell of a comeback!"

He underwent surgery on his leg on Friday, but is expected to miss the rest of the NFL season.

It comes as a blow to the offensive lineman was recently named as a team captain for the New York Giants, who lost the game against Washington 30-29.

The Giants are now 0-2 to start the NFL season and bottom of the NFC East.

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