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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.