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Aguero adds name to football’s stupid injuries list
We don’t actually know what Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has done after manager Roberto Mancini refused to go into details about what his “stupid” injury was. All he did say was that the injury was not the Argentine’s fault.
Here is a list of 10 injury classics.
Santiago Canizares – the Spain goalkeeper missed the 2002 World Cup after shattering an aftershave bottle and a piece cut his foot
Dave Beasant – in similar fashion, the English goalkeeper dropped a salad cream bottle on his foot and severed a tendon
David James – a third goalkeeper. I see a theme here. The former Liverpool shot stopper hurt himself stretching for the TV remote control, like many other players. He also once blamed playing a computer console too much for a lack of concentration.
David Batty – Another Englishman, another mishap. This time his child ran over his foot with a tricycle.
Kirk Broadfoot – The Rangers player burned his face when a poached egg exploded.
Ever Banega – the Valencia playmaker suffered a broken ankle after he failed to set the handbrake in his car at a petrol station and it rolled back and trapped his foot.
Svein Grondalen – the Norwegian missed a World Cup qualifier after literally running into a moose during a jog.
Ronaldo – the Brazilian was left with a black eye by a microphone.
Milan Rapaic – the then Hajduk Split player missed the start of the season after sticking his boarding pass in his eye at the airport.
David Beckham – the former Manchester United midfielder was famously struck above the eye by a flying boot kicked by Alex Ferguson.