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The Date Sunday December 5th 2004. Playing in the Swiss league, Servette midfielder Paulo Diogo scored against Schaffhausen, then jumped into the crowd to celebrate. On the way, he managed to catch his wedding ring on a fence and tore off the top half of his finger. He was booked for excessive celebration.

Arsenal's Perry Groves was on the bench When Arsenal went scored he jumped up to celebrate only to hit his head on the roof of the dug-out! He knocked himself out and needed treatment from the physio.

Back in the 70s, Norwegian International defender Svein Grondalen had to withdraw from an International after an accident which happened while he was out jogging. He collided with a moose.

David Seaman once broke a bone reaching for his TV remote.

In 1970 the career of Brentford's Goalie Chic Brodie was ended by injury following a mid-match collision with a dog that had invaded the pitch.

Brazilian star Ramalho was in bed for three days after swallowing a suppository intended to treat a dental infection

Milan Rapaic once missed the start of Hajduk Split's season after sticking his boarding-pass in his eye at the airport.

Indonesian star Mistar, 25, was tragically killed by a herd of pigs that invaded his team's training pitch before a Cup fixture in 1995.

Portsmouth's Johnny "Lager" Durnin, playing a round of golf with Alan McLoughlin, crashed his buggy into a fairway hollow because he was admiring the view rather than watching the ground in front, and dislocated his elbow putting him out for 6 weeks.

In 1993 keeper Dave Beasant was kept out by a foot injury caused by a falling jar of salad cream. Yes, he fumbled it, and because his hands were full he stuck out a foot to stop it hitting the floor!

Barnsley's Darren Barnard slipped in a puddle of his new puppy's pee on the kitchen floor. The resulting knee ligament damage kept him out of action for five months.

Irish International Robbie Keane ruptured his knee cartilage in 1998 after stretching to pick up his TV remote control

Steve Morrow broke his collarbone after falling off Tony Adams while celebrating the 1993 League Cup final win

David Batty's return from an Achilles tendon injury was put back when he was run over by his toddler on a tricycle.

Allan Nielsen of Spurs missed several matches after his daughter poked him in the eye

Alan Wright, Villa's little full-back, needed treatment for a knee strain caused by stretching to reach the accelerator in his new Ferrari. 'It gave me grief,' said Wright, who swapped the car for a Rover 416.

Arsenal legend Charlie George never fully recovered from cutting off his big toe with a lawnmower.

Lee Hodges of Barnet slipped on a bar of soap in the shower, wrenching his groin

Alan Mullery missed England's 1964 tour of South America after putting his back out while brushing his teeth.

Reserve Liverpool keeper Stensgaard once injured himself in an incident with an ironing board. We don't know if he was ironing at the time.

Richard Wright, was warming up in the goalmouth in preparation for an FA Cup tie against Chelsea for his club Everton, when he twisted his ankle. He did it landing on a wooden sign instructing people not to practise there.

Spain (and Valencia) keeper Santiago Canizares was ruled out of the 2002 World Cup finals after a bottle of aftershave dropped on his foot caused cuts and serious tendon damage.

David Beckham needed stitches above his left eye following a dressing room incident after Arsenal's 2-0 FA Cup win at Old Trafford on 15th Feb 2003. The injury was caused by his manager Sir Alex Ferguson kicking a football boot at him.

Crystal Palace keeper Alex Kolinko was hit around the head by his boss Trevor Francis in October 2002. Kolinko was on the bench, and Francis took offence when he laughed at their conceding a goal. The FA fined Francis 1000 pounds over the incident.

In 1996, Grimsby manager Brian Laws broke midfielder Ivan Bonetti's cheekbone after the Italian threw food at him in a dressing-room row. Laws escaped punishment, but they both were forced to make public apologies.

Shaun Goater injured a foot while playing for Man City against Birmingham in the autumn for 2003. The injury was sustained when he kicked an advertising hoarding in celebration of a goal by Nic Anelka. Goater had to be substituted.

Also in 2003, Villa striker Darius Vassell injured himself while attempting DIY surgery on his own foot. He had a blood blister under the toe-nail on his big toe and was using a power drill to drill through the nail and drain the wound. Drilling to drain such blisters is not an uncommon procedure, but normally it is conducted by a qualified person under sterile conditions. Vassell made it worse, picked up an infection, and had to have half the nail removed.

Stalybridge Celtic keeper Mark Statham missed a game in 1999 after trapping his head in a car door. We presume that his absence was caused by a resulting injury (rather than that he was still stuck in the car at kick-off) but we don't know what the injury was.

Halifax defender Dave Robinson put his shoulder out falling off a kid's slide

During the post-match banquet after England‘s Five Nations victory in Paris in 1982, challenges were issued between the teams to a drinking competition. England forward Maurice Colclough had earlier emptied the contents of his gift bottle of after-shave into an ice-bucket and replaced it with water. He drank it in front of the England prop Colin Smart, who then copied Colclough by swallowing a bottle of the real thing. Smart ended up in hospital having his stomach pumped, prompting the England scrum-half Steve Smith to observe: "Colin was in a bad way, but his breath smelled lovely."

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Also in 2003, Villa striker Darius Vassell injured himself while attempting DIY surgery on his own foot. He had a blood blister under the toe-nail on his big toe and was using a power drill to drill through the nail and drain the wound. Drilling to drain such blisters is not an uncommon procedure, but normally it is conducted by a qualified person under sterile conditions. Vassell made it worse, picked up an infection, and had to have half the nail removed.

That made me cringe, now my toe feels strange, how could you bring yourself to DRILL into your own toe?

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There has always been something comedic to me about Roy Carroll. Maybe it was the fact that he looked sort of like a deranged version of Alan Shearer. Maybe it was the fact that he managed to con Sir Alex Ferguson into believing he was ever good enough to be first choice at Old Trafford. Maybe even the fact that he adamantly claimed that his fumbled attempt to catch Pedro Mendes’ high effort had not crossed the line (to be fair, it was close). Or maybe it was just the fact that he once picked up a knee injury at West Ham when he caught his foot in a goal net as he retrieved a number of footballs, which presumably had all been leathered past him as he looked around for someone else, anyone else, to blame.

Didn't think i would see his name on a derby fourm again :D

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Bingy of Lea Sports (Luton Sunday League) strained his knee ligaments getting up from sitting down on a bean bag and was out of action for two months. :frown:

BARRman of marconi sports (chelmsford sunday league) dislocated his shoulder in the changing rooms before the game tripping over his boot bag

also, pulled a hamstring falling of his patio collecting washing of the line when it was raining

some may say im injury prone, ive never played a full season without getting an injury, i suck, but i do play on cause im hard or a fool, ive never really been sure which..:confused:

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as of today i have a new sporting injury.....i have fractured my little finger which has caused a mallett deformity!! and no it wasn't won in heroic tackle, battling through a game or anything horrific.....a basketball fell straight on the tip of it!

i need to go on the scrapheap lol

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Man City's Jerome Boateng sidelined by aeroplane injury

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Jerome Boateng must wait a month to make his Manchester City debut after aggravating an injury in a collision with an aeroplane drinks trolley.

He tore a tendon in his left knee on international duty for Germany and then hit it on a trolley on the plane home.

He faces at least a month out and cannot start proper team training until the end of September at the earliest.

"I imagined my start at City to be quite different, of course," the 22-year-old told German website Sport1.

Boateng, the younger brother of former Portsmouth player Kevin Prince Boateng, joined City from Hamburg for £12.5m before the summer's World Cup in South Africa.

But so far the only action he has managed for his new side was in a pre-season friendly.

"Even in my first game with City against Valencia (in a friendly), I had problems with the knee from the [Germany] match in Copenhagen," he said.

When he is finally able to play, Boateng will join fellow former Hamburg players Vincent Kompany and Nigel de Jong in the City ranks.

His injury means he will miss Germany's Euro 2012 qualifiers against Belgium in Brussels on 3 September and Azerbaijan in Cologne on 7 September, and he will travel to see German team doctor Dr Muller-Wohlfahrt in Munich next week for treatment.


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