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The most unusual injuries in the world of football

Although athletes constantly take care of their bodies, some absurd injuries have also occurred .

Alessando Nessta

Alessandro Nessta was one of the professional footballers who suffered one of the most unusual injuries. / Photo: Wikimedia - Ryan Byrne

LatinAmerican Post | Ariel Cipolla

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Leer en español: Las lesiones más insólitas del mundo del fútbol

The quarantine forces players to take new precautionary measures with training. For example, the La Tercera website highlights that the sports manager of Colo Colo, Marcelo Espina, argues that "footballers can stay calm", since all health protocols are prepared to return to practice. This, however, does not mean that strange injuries can not happen. 

Recently, the specialized media FútbolRed highlighted the “strangest injury in history”, which occurred to Colombian striker Luis Muriel, from the sensation team of the Italian Serie A, Atalanta. He basically mentions that he slipped in the pool and hit his head, preventing him from training and playing on a regular basis. Faced with this situation, we decided to find out other antecedents of unexpected soccer player injuries.

Carlo Cudicini (2001)

Carlo Cudicini is an Italian goalkeeper who was a member of the football elite for many years. According to what is highlighted by the specialized Transfermarkt website, he traveled to top-level teams, such as Milan, Lazio, Tottenham or Chelsea, a club where an unusual injury occurred.

During his time at the Blues, Carlo decided to go for a walk with his pet through the streets of London. However, his dog played a trick on him: after seeing another animal, he fled to hunt it ... causing the goalkeeper, who was on the leash, to fall to the ground, causing a knee twist that prevented him from starting during the 2001-2002 season. 

Santiago Cañizares (2002)

In this case, we are talking about one of the most unusual and at the same time most important injuries in the world of football, which happened to the then Valencia goalkeeper, Santiago Cañizares. Basically, the player missed the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup due to a simple domestic accident.

According to what the Marca media highlights, the Spanish National Team suffered "a last minute loss" for the top international competition. During the pre-competition rally, the player was barefoot in his room while washing. Involuntarily, he threw a bottle of perfume on the floor, which he tried to pick up with his leg in a reflex act ... but with no luck, as it exploded against his foot and produced a deep cut that left him without mobility.

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Alessandro Nesta (2005)

Did your hands ever hurt after playing with the PlayStation? Well, believe it or not, this is what happened to this experienced Italian defender, who spent most of his career at AC Milan.

According to what the MedioTiempo website highlights, he was intervened due to a ruptured tendon in a left hand due to excessive use of the popular video game console. This injury forced him to be on leave for about a month, so it is advisable to take precautions, even during leisure hours.

Diego Vera (2015)

The Uruguayan striker also suffered an unusual injury during his stay at Independiente de Argentina. According to the specialized Goal website, he suffered a cut in his Achilles tendon while building a crib for his son at home, which led to three stitching points.

This situation prevented him from playing the classic, but that was not all. His recovery took two months, since, in that same movement, he suffered from tendonitis. Therefore, we see that it is convenient for physical trainers to pay attention to all the actions of their players, even during quarantine.

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