Freak injury to footballers
Well the news today reported that the keeper from West Ham Utd injured his knee on the training ground when his foot got caught in the net when he was collecting the ball from the goal. Go figure.
Then it gives a list of other freaky accidents that happened to footballers and usually it’s not on the training pitch. Here are some of the my favourites.
RIO FERDINAND: During his spell at Leeds the England defender managed to pick up a tendon strain in his knee watching television. Ferdinand had his foot up on a coffee table for a number of hours and ended up injuring a tendon behind his knee.
: probably the same as the “Economy Class Syndrome” when flying long-hours on a plane. Note to couch-potatoes, always wriggle your toes to ensure your blood is circulating :-P.
SEAN FLYNN: The then Kidderminster captain suffered a broken nose, busted lip and bruised toes after tripping over his son’s toy cars.
: his son probably didn’t switch off the car engine
ALAN WRIGHT: The diminutive former Aston Villa full-back strained his knee by stretching to reach the accelerator in his new Ferrari. He subsequently swapped the sports car for a Rover 416.
: note to me – buy a car according to your height.
ALEX STEPNEY: In 1975 the Manchester United goalkeeper Alex Stepney dislocated his jaw while shouting at his defenders during a match against Birmingham.
: how deaf can the defenders be?
SVEIN GRONDALEN: The Norway defender had to withdraw from an international during the 1970s after colliding with a moose while out jogging.
: probably the jogging path was too small.
ALAN MULLERY: The England star missed the 1964 tour of South America after injuring his back while brushing his teeth.
: so if you can injure your back while brushing your teeth, will flossing injure your left brain?
DAVID BATTY: The former Leeds and Blackburn midfielder managed to re-injure his Achilles tendon when he was run over by his toddler on a tricycle.
: i can imagine his screams now “step on the brakes son! step on it! noooo… aaaarrrggghhhhh”.
LEE HODGES: The then Barnet player slipped on a bar of soap in the shower and wrenched his groin.
: *put in your own funny comments here*
MISTAR: The Indonesian footballer was killed aged just 25 by a stampede of pigs which overran his team’s training pitch in 1995.
: how bad were his team playing?
Link : Soccernet