VIDEO: Ezequiel Lavezzi breaks his elbow after horror fall over advertising hoarding 7 years ago

VIDEO: Ezequiel Lavezzi breaks his elbow after horror fall over advertising hoarding

A broken elbow sounds like exactly zero craic.

Ezequiel Lavezzi won't play any part in the Copa America final after sustaining a nasty injury in Argentina's semi-final victory over the United States on Tuesday night.

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The game was something of a walk in the park for Argentina who trumped Jurgen Klinsmann's men 4-0.

But it wasn't all plain sailing as winger Lavezzi, who scored his side's opener, had his tournament cut short when he leaped to reach an overhit cross-field pass.

The 31-year-old took to the air on the sidelines but was tripped by an advertising hoarding and was sent tumbling backwards, breaking his left elbow on impact.

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Manager Tata Martino confirmed after the game that the injury will require surgery and that Lavezzi will therefore not feature in the final against the winners of Colombia vs. Chile.

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