You know things are bad when your coach says of your testicle injury, "I've never seen anything like it."
Or when a newspaper runs a headline like this:
Getafe defender Alexis had to be stretchered off during yesterday's Copa Del Ray loss to Barcelona, but no one knew quite what the injury was. At today's press conference, coach Luis Garcia graphically explained:
"Alexis has a testicle like this," he told reporters while gesturing the size of a handball with his hands.
"Some veins were broken. It's nothing serious. When I entered the changing room, I was scared, but it's not serious.
"I've never seen anything like it."
Alexis's grapefruit is reportedly back to a kumquat and he should be good to go for Getafe's next match on Sunday. Ball don't lie.