By Neo Bye
A lucky skater snapped his ankle at a 90-degree angle after falling off his board but managed not to break it.
Paolo Sestini was boarding in a new skatepark in Florence, Italy, on October 26 when he tried to land a 50-50 flip down a rail.
After 70 failed attempts, the 20-year-old student gave it one last go and set off down the obstacle.
Flicking the board into the air, it lands upside down and Paolo’s left foot buckles in a sickening way underneath him, leaving him needing to be hospitalised.
Paolo said: “The pain was deep and I couldn’t get over it at first.
“I immediately realised that I had injured myself very badly.
“My ankle tendon stretched, so I had to stay in the bed for more than a month.
“My foot swelled to the size of a tennis ball.”