February 23, 2012
The likes of Alessandro Nesta, Rio Ferdinand and Carlos Tevez have made it to the list of footballers who suffered the most ridiculous household injuries, compiled by Marca newspaper.
Italian international Alessandro Nesta got selected by the Spanish journalists for receiving a wrist tendon rupture while playing PlayStation.
England’s Rio Ferdinand was lying on a couch and injured his knee in an attempt to reach for the phone with his leg.
Spanish goalie Santiago Canizares missed 2002 World Cup with cut tendon after trying to soften the fall of a cologne bottle with his foot.
Carlo Cudicini’s dog rushed forward during a walk in the park, an act which saw see the Italian keeper, who was holding the animal on a leash, collapse and injure his knee.
Another shot stopper Michael Rensing of Germany seriously pulled back while tying shoelaces.
His English colleague, Richard Wright, could not play after colliding with a “Don’t walk on the grass sign” on his way to the pitch seconds before kickoff.
Argentinean star Carlos Tevez slipped in the shower to postpone his Man City debut, while his countryman Martin Palermo broke his leg while celebrating a goal.
In all, there are 13 names on list, which Marca decided to publish after Monday’s incident at a gas station, which left Valencia’s Ever Banega with a double fracture.
The player forgot to use the parking brake in his car, and when he got out the vehicle moved, with the 23-year-old’s leg getting stuck between wheel and the pavement.
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