Thorsten Legat, a former German football star, will lose a testicle as a result of a horrifying diving accident. The 53-year-old former midfielder played for Werder Bremen and won the Bundesliga, Cup Winners’ Cup, and German Cup during his playing career.
He also generated controversy when he was found guilty of harming one of a group of youths he had threatened with a samurai sword. In addition, he injured a man in a street fight and was fired by Stuttgart for acting racially toward a teammate.
Legat also made 243 appearances for his local team Bochum, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Schalke. He recently competed in the diving competition Turmspringen on RTL TV, but he sustained a painful injury while practicing.
The veteran, who represented West Germany at the U21 level and received a cap, revealed: “I went to rehearsal and did a few practice dives.
“I then made a bad splash into the water. My scrotum grew larger than a balloon, giving me the impression that I was developing the third ball. In the middle of August, I’ll get the testicle removed.
I was so astonished and upset at first that I believed my entire life was collapsing in on me. I will have an implant put in. They told me it is like a breast implant. I could still father children. But that’s not something I am thinking of – I have two wonderful sons of 24 and 22.” Legat added.