Tyler Eifert injury: NFL star suffers gruesome ankle trauma as joint turned at 90 degrees after opponent lands on leg

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

The Cincinnati Bengals ace, 28, 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
 Eifert held his hands on his head after seeing the extent of the damage

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Eifert held his hands on his head after seeing the extent of the damage
 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 De'Vondre Campbell tackled him and rocked his entire bodyweight on to Eifert's 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
 Eifert's joy turned to horror after his ankle appeared broken from the injury

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Eifert's joy turned to horror after his ankle appeared broken from the injury

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.

He had earlier scored a touchdown for the Bengals, leaving the game with his side winning 28 points to 24.

But he will likely be out for the season after this blow.

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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.