JERUSALEM, Israel -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be hobbling around on a cast for a few weeks after tearing a tendon during a soccer match between Jewish and Arab youth on Monday evening.
Netanyahu slipped and fell shortly after he joined the game, but continued playing despite the torn tendon, even scoring a goal.
When the pain didn't go away, he was taken to Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus, where a CT scan confirmed he had torn a tendon and doctors put a cast on his leg.
Later from home, the prime minister explained what happened on a video posted on his YouTube channel.
"I hurt my leg during a youth soccer match while I was trying to show Israel's good side," Netanyahu said.
"During the game, I tore a tendon. This wasn't exactly the European Football Championship, which I will be watching along with many Israeli citizens. But tomorrow I will go back to the Prime Minister's Office and continue to play on other fields for the benefit of the State of Israel," he said.