A gruesome injury to Ronald Vargas has soured Newcastle's 2-1 A-League victory over Brisbane Roar on Sunday.
The Jets continued their unbeaten start to the new season courtesy of goals from in-form striker Roy O'Donovan and former Roar midfielder Dimitri Petratos.
However, it came at an enormous cost.
Venezuela international Vargas was stretchered from the field after a seemingly innocuous collision with Brisbane skipper Matt McKay in the 58th minute.
The 30-year-old's left leg became trapped...
A-League champions Sydney FC have dropped their first points of the season but rallied from a two-goal deficit to force a 2-2 home draw with Western Sydney Wanderers.
The Wanderers twice caught Sydney's defenders napping on Saturday night, with first-half headers from Oriol Riera and Brendan Hamill.
Bobo pulled a goal back from the penalty spot late in the first half and Josh Brillante equalised just after the hour to set up a thrilling finish watched by just under 35,000 at Allianz Stadium.