I can never play soccer again!
Blog Guy, I know all contact sports have risks. Boxing, football, fencing, they can all take their toll. Is there any threat that is especially common to soccer players?
Absolutely. There is the tragedy of soccer blindness, as seen here in these terrifying photos. It afflicts hundreds of players every year, usually during an actual game.
Is it curable?
Yes, the player’s sight usually returns after someone leads him to the shower.
Blog Guy, I don’t want to second-guess your obvious expertise here, but it just looks like this guy’s shirt rode up on his face, and covered his eyes. I mean, it looks that simple.
You know nothing about it. For instance, in addition to loss of sight, the player in these photos complained of lack of smell and an “unusual tightness” across his cheeks.
He also suffered arm and wrist injuries trying to get into the locker room.
I’m so sorry, I didn’t know. Are they researching this cursed condition?
Yes, and I’m sure they’ll set up a charity soon. Please give generously. This athlete has suffered enough.
Getafe’s Francisco Javier Casquero celebrates a goal against Espanyol during their Spanish first division soccer match at Cornella-El Prat stadium, near Barcelona, November 22, 2009. REUTERS/Albert Gea