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And laughter and pain. 7 most ridiculous footballer injuries
Injuries in football are mild, moderate, severe and terrible. It is always unpleasant to receive them, and recovery can take from a couple of days to several years. However, there are those, after reading about which, it is impossible not to smile: before that they are sometimes ridiculous. A walk in the park with a dog, giving birth to your beloved wife, celebrating a victory, arguing with the management - these and other amazing circumstances that led to injuries are in our selection of the most curious injuries of football players.
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Reason of injury: puppy not toilet trained
How to get injured in your kitchen if you don't have a knife in your hands, a frying pan won't fly on your leg and you don't sit on a hot stove? Darren Bernard knows the answer. Midfielder Barnsley dropped out for five months after slipping in a puddle left behind by a puppy who had just settled in with the football player. Darren just didn't have time to potty train his new pet and went to the hospital instead of the football field.
Allan Nielsen (bottom) and Chris Armstrong
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Cause of injury: newborn daughter
1996 for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Allan Nielsen turned out to be very memorable for two reasons: firstly, he received the award as the best footballer of Denmark, and secondly, he managed to earn an injury not in a hard tackle in the center of the field , but from his newborn daughter. When the young father came to the hospital to see the baby for the first time, he leaned over to the crib and received a blow from there in the eye. As a result, the Dane had to miss several next matches.
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Reason for injury: passion for experimentation
What happens if reheat two eggs in the microwave? If you've never asked this question, then you are not Kirk Broadfoot. In 2009, the football world learned of the Scottish Rangers defender's unconventional culinary preferences. Kirk put the eggs in the microwave and watched them through the door. One of them exploded and burned the football player's cheek. In fact, Broadfoot, at the cost of his health, did a good thing for all of us - now you will never repeat this at home.
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Steve Morrow (left) with league cup after defeating Sheffield
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Reason for injury: too violent celebration
After the final of the League Cup in 1993, Arsenal player Steve Morrow celebrated the victory over Sheffield, climbing onto the shoulders of teammate Tony Adams. Steve scored the winning goal, which also became his first in a London team shirt. The hero felt himself on top, but an accidental fall from the back of Adams spoiled the impression of the triumph. Morrow was diagnosed with a broken arm. Because of this curious injury, he missed the rest of the season (including the victory of his team in the FA Cup all over the same Sheffield).
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Cause of injury: Walking the dog
Again, the man's friend is to blame. For the second time in our collection, the dog becomes an insurmountable obstacle to a football career. Carlo Cudicini suffered from his pet while walking with him in one of the parks in London. The former Chelsea goalkeeper's dog sprinted forward, sniffing at something interesting, and pulled hard on the leash. Cudicini could not stay on his feet and fell to the ground. And all would be fine, but when Carlo fell, he received a serious knee injury. An operation was required to recover. Of course, the Italian did not love his pet less, but he probably remembered that walk for a long time and began to hold the leash more tightly.
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Cause of injury: a bottle of soda
Jari Litmanen is a true legend of Finnish football, one of the brightest footballers of the 20th century, the national team's record holder for the number of official matches and, unfortunately, a very injury-prone player. Finn managed to play for such giants of European football as Ajax, Liverpool and Barcelona. Failures followed Jari in every club. For example, when he moved to Barcelona, he suffered an ankle injury already at his presentation.
One of Litmanen's injuries is particularly noteworthy. The eminent mentor Roy Hodgson said that when he coached Malmö, for which Jari played, the Finnish footballer argued with the club's sports director if he could open a bottle of soda with his eye. It is not known how humorous the argument was, but the Finn took it quite seriously. As a result - damage to the cornea of the eye, a hospital and two weeks without football.
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Roy Carroll was injured
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Cause of injury: entangled in the net
Many of us, while playing football in the yard, had to pull out a ball entangled in the net from the goal. Someone kicks him, trying to push him out by force, and someone gently pulls him out with his hands. But sometimes the foot can get stuck in the net. Then you have to balance on the other leg, bend over to the stuck foot and take it out on your own. Just such an embarrassment happened with the goalkeeper of the Northern Ireland national team Roy Carroll. Once, when the goalkeeper took balls out of the net after training, his leg got stuck. Roy lost his balance, fell to the lawn and injured his knee. They would have laughed at him in the yard, but Roy's coaching staff had no time for jokes.