Tim Cahill will miss the All-Star game after suffering a knee injury during Red Bulls vs Real Salt Lake.
Whilst Instagram can be a wonderful insight into the lives of the players that fans idolise, Tim Cahill has taken the opportunity to give fans a glimpse of the side of the professional game that often gets overlooked.
Following a studs-up horror-tackle from Real Salt Lake’s Yordany Alvarez, which left Cahill in agony on the ground for several minutes, the Socceroo posted a photo to his Instagram account showing how he spent the rest of the day.
Cahill described the challenge to EmpireOfSoccer.com as, “Probably the worst tackle I have ever had in my life in 17 years. Worst tackle.
“Honestly I don’t even know how I got up,” Cahill said, “but you know, adrenaline rushes through your body. Such a big game, so much importance on it and it happens, you know?”
See Cahill’s elaborate rehabilitation below: