Originally posted on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 7/24/13
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo boasts one of the best legs in all of soccer. And 11-year-old Charlie Silverwood found that out first-hand last weekend.Silverwood was the recipient of an errant free kick by Ronaldo during a friendly between Real Madrid and Bournmouth on Sunday. The wicked kick packed so much punch that it smashed into Silverwood's wrist and fractured two of his bones. But it wasn't all bad, though.More on the story from the Bleacher Report:Where most 11-year-olds would squeal for mummy and end up watching the rest of the match from the emergency room, Silverwood soldiered on, staying to watch the remaining 84 minutes of the match—a match his team would lose, 6-0, to the team that just broke his arm.The young lad may have broken his wrist, but Silverwood refused to tear himself away. Rather, he thought the incident was quite "spectacular."Silverwood ended up requiring surgery to repair the broken bones, and Ronaldo—in a show of class—sent the young man (not a boy, not anymore) a signed Real Madrid jersey as an apology for the incident. Classy move by Ronaldo.As for the boy, he should be totally fine in due time, and he's got an awesome jersey to help ease the pain until he fully recovers.
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