Some players are capable of the most outrageous things on the field. Whether it is a full on rabona or a jinking run, some footballers have the world at their feet. On the other hand, there are those who are at the mercy of some full blown tackles.
It may be called the beautiful game but what goes on the field certainly stays on it. At times, it may be a case of eleven versus eleven but only one incident may affect a player’s career in an instant. In fact, sports, as well as injuries suffered have a deep connection with football. After all, each club possesses a number of different people who specifically deal with a host of injuries.
This includes the likes of experienced masseurs not to mention physiotherapists who have to treat individual players. From the moment they are up on the table, players are in the hands of expert professionals. They are reliant on them to provide nothing but the best care and attention to fractured limbs, twisted ankles and more. The road to rehabilitation may be a long and difficult one for many, especially after a hideous tackle.
Take for example the case of Edgar Andrade. Whilst plying his trade in the Mexican soccer league, he was taking part in a game between Cruz Azul and Tecos UAG. Unfortunately, Andrade sustained an extremely serious injury that’s more likely than not to send a shiver down one’s spine. Andrade was involved in a horrific fracture and ankle twist after colliding with a player after a tackle. After months of care, he managed to play again but he was not the only one to end up on the deck. Be prepared for the top 10 worst football injuries of all time.
10 Jacob Olesen
9 Kieron Dyer
8 Henrik Larsson
7 Luc Nilis
6 Ewald Lienen
5 Djibril Cisse
4 Luciano Almeida
3 Inigo Diaz De Cerio
2 Dean Ashton
1 David Busst
In 1996, David Busst’s career was to change overnight. The former Coventry City defender had gone up for a corner in a game at Old Trafford against Manchester United. At the Theatre of Dreams, United’s team featured the likes of Eric Cantona and the Great Dane Peter Schmeichel. It was the latter who tipped Ally Pickering’s corner into the patch of Busst who became tangled in a melee to prod the ball into the net. A melee ensued and Busst’s leg became entrapped. The injury was so gruesome that it led to Schmeichel throwing up on the pitch. Meanwhile, blood was everywhere and it took an incredible ten minutes for grounds men to clear the blood from the turf. The big goalkeeper received counselling as a result of the impact of Busst’s injury. At one point, the former Sky Blues defender had to have nearly 25 operations on his leg, whilst he may have even lost it. Serious compound fractures in the two major bones in the lower part of his right leg ensured Busst was in hospital for quite some time. Whilst he was under medical supervision and to add insult to injury, he contracted a nasty MRSA virus which forced him to eventually retire.
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