Watch the footage of the horrific injury here.
The playing career of former Brisbane Lions forward Aaron Cornelius is in doubt after he suffered a horrific injury playing for Glenorchy in the Tasmanian State League.
Cornelius dislocated his left knee after he landed awkwardly during a marking contest in the goal square, with the impact severing a blood vessel that supplies blood to the knee.
The 24-year-old has since had two surgeries on the injury, and his father told the The Mercury newspaper that it was too early to make a call on his playing career, and that football was secondary for the time being.
“The doctor said this morning that if he did break his femur, it would have been better,” he said.
“What happened is, because he has dislocated his knee, when it went sideways and smashed his whole knee, it severed the vessel which supplies the bottom of your leg with blood.
“The surgeon was quite happy in what he found but it’s still a mess. He has got rods in his leg and he is in a bad way.
“At the moment, I feel footy is secondary.
“I know footy means a lot to him and it has been his life, but at the end of the day, it is his health and wellbeing and quality of life which is most important.”
(Warning: Footage could disturb some viewers)