Never mind the groin strain: The greatest footballing injuries - ever

Posted by Kendall Harmon

(All this was brought to mind this week when Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini said that Sergio Aguero was out and unable to play because of a "stupid" injury--but didn't elaborate--KSH.)

Chief among them, inevitably, is Dave Beasant, whose salad cream jar disaster in the 1993-94 season caused him more embarrassment and pain than any other injury in his career. 'I can remember it very clearly,' he says. 'It was pre-season and I was going into a pantry cupboard at home to get something out, and my elbow knocked over this jar of salad cream. Both my hands were holding on to things, so my natural reaction was to stick out my foot to stop the jar hitting the floor. Unfortunately I wasn't wearing any shoes or socks, and so when the jar hit my foot I got a nasty cut. It went right down to the bone and injured the ligaments underneath.

'It sounds funny but it ended up the most serious injury I had in my entire career and I was out for two-and-a-half months.'

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