The sound of his bone snapping. Oh it made my toes curl up and hide in my feet. It was AWFUL! Poor dude!
I heard that once live, when my then boyfriend broke his leg during a football match - the other guy just kicked him [unintended] in the middle of the lower leg with the full force he wanted to hit the ball ... this *crack* was the scariest noise I've ever heard.
Everyone on the field plus the audience heard it. It's really like a tree branch breaking.
It was like slowmotion then.
The whole field became silent (which felt like hours), although it was only a split second until my boyfriend started to scream in pain.
Which was the moment I threw up, because I just could not stand the sight of him lying there with the leg in that impossible angle and his cries of pain.
I am glad that I've not seen this French guy's accident live. This is the second largest bone to break in a humans body - in fact, he broke both, tibia & fibula - the pain must be unthinkable
and I would have thrown up again immediately, being reminded at the a.m. incident.
Then again, what I saw was that Dutch girl having the bike accident, and my first thought was "OMG, she'll be dead, she hit the curbstone with her head first".
Plus that German guy who severed his cruciate ligament and went on to the next discipline nonethless.
So I guess this Olympics had their share of severe accidents already and I really hope that it doesn't go on like this.