The danger of goal celebrations…

April 6, 2009

Anyone remember Arsenal’s Steve Morrow being dropped by Tony Adams in the 1993 English League Cup final? Well this guy in Spain got injured all by himself….

This is from our main website.

Real Betis striker Sergio Garcia will be out for a month after injuring his knee while celebrating scoring the opening goal in the 3-3 home draw against Numancia.

The Spain international slid to his knees after netting in the ninth minute on Saturday, and had to be substituted soon after.

The side’s top scorer with nine goals twisted the lateral ligament in his left knee, the club said on their website.

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I’m amazed this isn’t done more often, especially when players knee-slide..it looks fraught with danger!! However the goal celebration I’d most like to see go wrong is Tim Cahill’s. Would be hilarious to see the corner flag spring back and poke his eye after he’s punched it.

Posted by Graham | Report as abusive

I agree about the knee slide. The other one that makes me cringe is the somersault or flip as performed by the likes of Ikechukwu Uche or Sergio Ramos in Spain….it’s just asking for trouble!

Posted by mark | Report as abusive

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