NFL star Tyler Eifert in horrific ankle injury as joint turned at 90 degrees after opponent lands on joint

NFL star Tyler Eifert left the field in tears after his ankle was twisted at an impossible angle in an accidental horror injury.

The 28-year-old ran on to an Andy Dalton pass against the Atlanta defence.

 Tyler Eifert's ankle was twisted an an impossible angle during the Cincinnati Bengals' game against the Atlanta Falcons

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Tyler Eifert's ankle was twisted an an impossible angle during the Cincinnati Bengals' game against the Atlanta Falcons
 Stricken Eifert's ankle was buckled at a 90-degree angle from his body

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Stricken Eifert's ankle was buckled at a 90-degree angle from his body
 The tight end was immediately attended to by medical staff

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The tight end was immediately attended to by medical staff

But as he was tackled, a lineman rolled on to his ankle putting his entire body weight on to his lower leg.

And the joint simply buckled and twisted at an acute angle under the weight of the body.

It led to cringeworthy replays of the Eifert's foot facing one way and his body in a completely different direction.

So bad was the damage, that NFL Red Zone presenter Scott Hanson yelled to his production team: "Don't show that replay."

 Eifert earlier scored a touchdown for the Bengals and celebrated by pretending the ball was a beer

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Eifert earlier scored a touchdown for the Bengals and celebrated by pretending the ball was a beer

They in fact DID show replays of it, which revealed the extent of the tight end's injury.

Eifert was taken off the field on a stretcher and cameras picked up that he was in tears.

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NFL star Tyler Eifert left the field in tears after his ankle was twisted at an impossible angle in an accidental horror injury.