Sunderland AFC striker Fabio Borini has said that Andre Wisdom's tackle during their 3-0 win over Norwich City could have broke his ankle. The tackle came towards the end of the first half, with Borini scoring the resultant penalty.
Borini opened the scoring from the penalty spot late in the first half after he was fouled by his former Liverpool teammate with Jermain Defoe and Duncan Watmore adding the other two to give the Black Cats a crucial three points.
Canaries manager Alex Neil believes his player got the ball before the man, however the Italian believes he could have been handed a serious injury but resisted treatment to take the spot kick.
He told The Chronicle that he thought it was a "really bad tackle" from a player he has "played with before" and joked that it was good that he had "hard bones".
He continued saying that he didn't "want treatment" as he wanted to "take the penalty" and that there was nothing to give referee Andre Marriner "stick for".
The victory leaves Sam Allardyce's side just a point away from safety just behind Saturday's opponents and Borini spoke about just how important the victory is.
He said that the penalty was probably "more important" than the one he scored away at Newcastle United during his initial loan spell and that it was "very important" to get three points against a competitor.
He continued saying that it was "important not to lose" and that the win could be "key" going into the next few matches with Arsenal visiting Wearside this coming Sunday.
Borini said that the atmosphere in the Sunderland changing room is "outstanding" and the best that he has "ever been in" and that the side has shown that when they have the chance to "play football" they can "score against anybody".
Sunderland AFC will host Arsenal at Stadium of Light on Sunday, April 24 with kick-off at 2:05pm BST.