Saturday, October 22, 2005

Stuck In The Net

Freak injury rules out Hammers keeper Carroll

Talking about freak injuries, I've been fortunate enough not to suffer any. There was this instance though, when a loose ball dropped just in front of the goaline, and I sprinted all the way to tap in the rebound. My momentum plus a nudge on the back by a defender caused me to crash against into the net, leaving my head stuck in between. (Okay, you can laugh now.)

It was a good thing I got out quite easily and didn't have to suffer the humiliation for too long. Well, at least the goal was cruial to our team's victory. Hahaha.

Anyway, here's a list of the bizarre injuries sustained by professional players over the years.
(Source: Soccernet)

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.

RICHARD WRIGHT: The Everton goalkeeper faced most of the summer on the sidelines after damaging his shoulder falling through a loft as he was trying to pack away his suitcases.

SEAN FLYNN: The then Kidderminster captain suffered a broken nose, busted lip and bruised toes after tripping over his son's toy cars.

DAVE BEASANT: The veteran goalkeeper managed to rule himself out for eight weeks in 1993 when he dropped a bottle of salad cream on his foot, severing the tendon in his big toe.

SANTIAGO CANIZARES: The Spain goalkeeper missed the 2002 World Cup after accidentally shattering a bottle of aftershave in his hotel sink. A piece of glass fell on his foot, severing a tendon in his big toe.

KASEY KELLER: The American international knocked out his front teeth while pulling his golf clubs out of the boot of his car.

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.

DAVID JAMES: The England goalkeeper once pulled a muscle in his back when reaching for the television remote control and the keen angler also tweaked his shoulder when trying to land a monster carp.

STEVE MORROW: The former Northern Ireland defender broke his collarbone after falling off the shoulders of Tony Adams while celebrating the 1993 League Cup final win against Sheffield Wednesday.

ALEX STEPNEY: In 1975 the Manchester United goalkeeper Alex Stepney dislocated his jaw while shouting at his defenders during a match against Birmingham.

CHIC BRODIE: The Brentford goalkeeper's career came to an abrupt end in October 1970 when he collided with a sheepdog which had run onto the pitch. Brodie shattered his kneecap while the dog got the ball. ``The dog might have been a small one, but it just happened to be a solid one,'' he reflected.

SVEIN GRONDALEN: The Norway defender had to withdraw from an international during the 1970s after colliding with a moose while out jogging.

ALAN MULLERY: The England star missed the 1964 tour of South America after injuring his back while brushing his teeth.

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.

DARREN BARNARD: The former Barnsley midfielder was sidelined for five months with a torn knee ligament after he slipped in a puddle of his puppy's urine on the kitchen floor.

LEE HODGES: The then Barnet player slipped on a bar of soap in the shower and wrenched his groin.

CHARLIE GEORGE: Arsenal's 1971 FA Cup hero managed to cut off his toe with a lawnmower.

This last one is the craziest, I tell you. In terms of DOTA, it would TRIPLE KILL the other ones on this list.

MISTAR: The Indonesian footballer was killed aged just 25 by a stampede of pigs which overran his team's training pitch in 1995.

Man... I'd really hate be killed by pigs.

The 3 alleged pigs involved in the crime.

Wikipedia Topic Of The Day: Platonic idealism


Blogger miryclay said...

geez. that was so funny and the accidents involve mostly kids and animals.

now seems like men are more than just doofus. they are really dumb.


5:07 PM  
Blogger Laughingcow said...

I remember some Italian keeper (was it Buffon?) slipped in the shower and broke his hand. Yeowch.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Zen|th said...

Miryclay: Hahaha. I guess chasing a ball as a profession makes one get dumb easily.

Laughingcow: Really? Well, maybe it was because he wasn't alone in the shower. Hahaha.

12:07 AM  

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