Chelsea's Courtois and five other footballers who suffered bizarre injuries

Last weekend, Hamburg’s Nicolai Muller scored a goal, celebrated and tore his knee ligaments while doing so.

Published: 22nd August 2017 09:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2017 03:02 PM   |  A+A-

Hamburg's Nicolai Mueller is treated during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hamburger SV and FC Augsburg in Hamburg. | AP

By Express News Service

Last weekend, Hamburg’s Nicolai Muller scored a goal, celebrated and tore his knee ligaments while doing so. Express takes a look at other players who’ve had completely bizzare injuries.

Thibaut Courtois

Chelsea’s Belgian goalkeeper broke an ankle, which is a perfectly normal injury for a footballer. What is however, far from normal, is that he sustained the injury playing basketball in a promotion shoot for a brand he represents.

Alex Stepney

Stepney was one of Manchester United’s finest goalkeepers and a very vocal one at that too. Only fitting then, that he dislocated his jaw while shouting instructions at his defenders.

Santiago Canizares

Canizares was Spain’s Number One heading into the 2002 World Cup. Then he dropped an aftershave bottle on his foot and severed the tendons on his toe. Replacing Canizares was a youngster by the name of Iker Casillas.

David Batty

Another Leeds United footballer to suffer a spell of bad luck, Batty got injured when his two-year-old daughter drove a tricycle over his ankle.

Rio Ferdinand

Footballers sometimes get injured playing too much football. Whilst at Leeds, Rio Ferdinand did the same. Except he was playing Pro Evolution Soccer, a popular video game. Ferdinand apparently strained a knee tendon after resting his foot on the coffee table for too long.

Bryan Robson

Robson had his toe broken by England teammate Paul Gascoigne. How it happened takes the cake. Robson was tasked with waking up famously-lazy Gascoigne. One morning, an irritated Robson lifted the bed, tipped Gasoigne onto the floor  and landed the bed on his toe.

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