An elderly Chinese woman is in serious condition after enduring an unimaginable sports injury... having the broken handle of a badminton racket lodged deep within her skull after it broke off during a badminton match.
The incident took place on 14 May in Sichuan, China.
According to Chinese dailies, the elderly woman was watching her granddaughter play a badminton match when one of the rackets splintered and ricochet towards her head. The sharp end of the racket pierced into her skull and fractured it, lodging itself firmly within the bone.
Emergency rescue workers arrived shortly after and removed part of the racket in a graphic video uploaded online. The woman is still in critical condition in the hospital.